With 24 seconds to play and the Lakers down by 11. Ron Artest threw a elbow, and connected with J.J. Barea, Artest was immediately called for a foul and then ejected from the game.
Artest was involved in two other minor incidents in “garbage” time. He gave Shawn Marion a push out of bounds after a foul, and commited a somewhat hard foul on an Nowitzki lay-up.
The best case scenario for the Lakers and Artest would be a fine from the league, but looking at the NBA’s history of suspensions, it looks like a suspend-able offense.
In case you missed it check out the play below:
“It’s a good chance he’ll be suspended, but I hope not.” Jackson said after the game.