Ron Artest suspended
Dallas — Lakers forward Ron Artest has been suspended from Game 3 of Los Angeles' second-round series against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Artest was punished by the NBA for a forearm shot to the face of
Mavericks guard J.J. Barea with 24 seconds left in Game 2 on
Wednesday night. Artest was ejected immediately, and the league
said Thursday he also would be assessed a flagrant foul. An
accumulation of flagrant foul points could lead to another
The Lakers trail the Mavericks 0-2 after losing both games in