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Metta World Peace banned 1 game

Updated: February 5, 2013, 7:54 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Lakers will be without two starters when they take on the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

Metta World Peace is suspended one game for an altercation with Pistons guard Brandon Knight in the Lakers' 98-97 win over Detroit on Sunday, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Dwight Howard, meanwhile, will miss his third straight game with a sore right shoulder.

"I'm in no rush," Howard said. "Don't want to reinjure it. So, got to make sure it heals up."

Howard ...

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