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Friday, May 8, 2009
Artest ejected for foul on Gasol

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Ron Artest was ejected with less than a minute remaining in Houston's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night after a flagrant foul on Pau Gasol.

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Artest fouled Gasol as he drove near the basket and Gasol crashed to the ground.

Officials reviewed the play for a couple of minutes before ejecting Artest from the game. The Lakers won Game 3 of the series 108-94 to take a 2-1 lead.

Artest was also ejected from Game 2 after being called for a foul after he believed Kobe Bryant elbowed him, and then running across the court and getting in Bryant's face, earning a technical and the ejection.