Monday , May , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

NBA suspends Peeler two games

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Sacramento Kings guard Anthony Peeler was
suspended two games without pay on Monday for throwing two elbows at
Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Near the end of the third quarter in Sacramento’s 104-87 win, Peeler threw
elbows at the All-Star’s stomach and then his head.

Garnett retaliated by elbowing Peeler in the chest during the incident and was
fined $7,500 for his actions.

Both players received technical fouls, but only Peeler was ejected.

The decisive Game 7 between the two teams will be played on Wednesday in
Minnesota without the services of Peeler, who will also sit out Game 1 of the
Western Conference finals if the Kings advance.

SAC