Monday , Dec , 01 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Duncan draws one-game suspension

=== Duncan draws one-game suspension ===

New York, NY (Sports Network) – San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has
been suspended for one game without pay for making contact with a game
official in Saturday night’s 91-89 loss to the Golden State Warriors in

Duncan will miss tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the
Staples Center. He will be eligible to return for Wednesday night’s showdown
against the Lakers in San Antonio.

Duncan, who leads the team in scoring at 21.1 points per game and in
rebounding with 12.4 boards per contest, was called for a technical foul
with 3:35 left in the third quarter. Following a jump ball, referee Jack Nies
got tangled with a player and couldn’t get out of the way of Duncan, who
pushed the official to the floor while trying to get into position to set a
pick. Nies tumbled to the hardwood, but got up and quickly called the
technical foul.