Chandler given one-game suspension

Updated: January 3, 2009, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Hornets center Tyson Chandler was suspended without pay for New Orleans' game at Denver on Saturday for striking an opponent the previous night.

Chandler was ejected during the third quarter of the Hornets' 92-77 win at Portland on Friday for elbowing Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla in the neck. Przybilla was also fined $7,500 for his role in the incident, the NBA said Saturday. He struck Chandler in the chest with his forearm before Chandler retaliated.


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