NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom was
suspended for one game without pay Tuesday for committing a
flagrant foul in the fourth quarter of his team's 110-91 loss to
the Boston Celtics.
Odom threw himself into Ray Allen and knocked the Boston guard
to the floor with 2:56 remaining Sunday night and the outcome
already decided. Besides the suspension, Odom was assessed a
flagrant foul, penalty two, NBA executive vice president Stu
Jackson said in a press release.
Odom, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the one-sided loss to
Boston, will serve his suspension Friday night when the Lakers
(19-11) play the Philadelphia 76ers (14-17).
Allen said the foul was "uncalled for."
"I've never had any bad history with Lamar," Allen said
Tuesday. "After the play happened, a couple of his teammates came
back on the floor and just wanted to make sure I was all right. ...
It was just uncalled for."
Celtics coach Doc Rivers thought Odom was angry because he
didn't get a foul call on the previous play.
"I just thought he [Odom] lost his composure," Rivers said.
"I didn't think it was intended at Ray. Whoever had the ball was
getting that. It wasn't anything personal. Odom's a good kid, a