The NBA announced today that Washington Wizards forward Hilton Armstrong has been suspended for one game without pay for his Flagrant Foul 2 against Miami Heat center Joel Anthony during the third quarter of Monday night's game between the two teams.
Hilton Armstrong of the Washington Wizards has been suspended one game without pay for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against Joel Anthony of the Miami Heat, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.
Armstrong is set to serve his suspension on Wednesday night, when the Wizards travel to Toronto to face the Raptors.
To earn the suspension, Armstrong shoved Anthony out of the air during a lay-up attempt with both hands, causing Anthony to crash to the floor like a character from The Matrix. Heat forward Juwan Howard then rushed to Anthony's defense, pushing Armstrong to the ground from behind, which led to some jawing between the teams. Armstrong was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and immediately ejected from the game. Howard was also ejected after a video review of the incident. The altercation occurred at the :32 mark of the third quarter, with the Heat leading comfortably, 80-68.Here's the must-watch video of the entire incident again.