Heat's Chalmers suspended one game for forearm to Nowitzki

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Chalmers was ejected Friday night for hitting Nowitzki.  (USATSI)
Chalmers was ejected Friday night for hitting Nowitzki. (USATSI)

Heat point guard Mario Chalmers was suspended for one game Satuday by the NBA for striking Dirk Nowitzki in the head with a forearm in the Heat's win Friday over Dallas in Miami. Here's video of the hit.

Chalmers posted the following to Twitter Saturday:

Chalmers told reporters after the game Friday night:

"Dalembert had my arm so I had to get my arm free," Chalmers said Friday of his swinging motion. "There was nothing intentional about it. I didn't even see Dirk."

Chalmers tried to appeal the call before he was ushered from the court by the Heat's director of security.

"I just told them, 'Look at the replay and look at Dalembert holding my arm,' " Chalmers said. "That's all I said to them."

via Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers faces sanctions after foul vs. Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki - Sun Sentinel.

Chalmers will serve the suspension Saturday for the Heat's game in Charlotte.

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