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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Recent history suggests suspension likely

By Chris Forsberg

ATLANTA -- There have been three instances where a player has been suspended by the league this season for making physical contact with a game official, according to ESPN Stats and Info. A look at the infractions:
March 8, 2012: The NBA suspended Orlando's Hedo Turkoglu for one game for making contact with a ref during a game against the Chicago Bulls. (Video HERE)

Feb. 4, 2012: The NBA fined Lakers coach Mike Brown $25,000 and suspended him for one game for making contact with a referee (and failing to leave the court in a timely manner) following an ejection in a game against the Utah Jazz. (Video HERE)

Jan. 24, 2012: The NBA suspended Phoenix's Robin Lopez for one game after making contact with a referee during a game against the Toronto Raptors. (Video HERE)
 
(h/t: NBA Fines and Suspensions)