Hedo Turkoglu suspended 1 game for contact with official
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu has been suspended one game for making contact with an official during a game.
Keep your hands to yourself, Mr. Turkoglu, or face the consequences.
The NBA announced on Friday that Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu was suspended one game without pay for making contact with NBA referee Karl Lane during the fourth quarter of a Thursday night game against the Chicago Bulls.
Turkoglu will not be available for Sunday night's game against the Indiana Pacers in Orlando.
The suspension was expected, as Turkoglu clearly violated the NBA rule that states: "Any player or coach guilty of intentional physical contact with an official shall automatically be suspended without pay for one game. A fine and/or longer period of suspension will result if circumstances so dictate."
The sequence occurred with just less than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, with the Magic leading the Bulls 89-88. Turkoglu drove through multiple defenders and was stripped of the ball as he rose to attempt a lay-up. Turkoglu went over to Lane to protest the call and put both of his hands on Lane's shoulders while arguing. He then continued to argue with referee Bill Spooner, making contact with him as well, before he was able to be settled down so that play could continue.
The Magic went on to defeat the Bulls 99-94 at the United Center. Turkoglu finished with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal on 3-for-10 shooting in 39 minutes.
Here's the video of Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu making contact with official Karl Lane during a game against the Chicago Bulls.
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