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Ron Artest faces suspension for Game 3

Updated: May 5, 2011, 3:58 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- As if things weren't already looking bleak for the Los Angeles Lakers, there's a good chance they will have to play Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals series against the Dallas Mavericks without forward Ron Artest.

With 24.4 seconds left in the Mavericks' 93-81 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, Artest reached out with his right hand and grabbed Mavericks guard Jose Juan Barea by the face and basically clotheslined him. Artest was immediately ejected after ...

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