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NBA suspends Najera one game for ref incident

Updated: April 16, 2003, 3:36 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Dallas forward Eduardo Najera was suspended for one game by the NBA on Wednesday for bumping a referee during the Mavericks' loss to Orlando.

Najera was ejected for making contact with official David Jones after Orlando's Tracy McGrady wasn't called for losing the ball out of bounds during the second quarter Tuesday night.

"I accidentally hit him, and it was a good call to eject me,'' Najera said. "I just really snapped.''

In announcing the suspension, ...

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