The one-game suspension was
imposed Sunday for hitting Quentin Richardson of the Miami Heat in the
head with an elbow with 40 seconds left in Boston’s 85-76 win in Game 1
on Saturday night.
The league also fined Richardson
The altercation occurred near
Miami’s bench while Boston’s Paul Pierce lay on the floor with an
apparent right shoulder injury. Garnett said he wanted to make room for
Pierce as Heat players stood nearby. During the confrontation, Garnett
and Richardson exchanged words.