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NBA suspends Carmelo Anthony one game for Boston incident

Carmelo Anthony looks on late in the game

Carmelo Anthony looks on late in the game against the Boston Celtics. (Jan. 7, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

You had to know this was coming after Carmelo Anthony needed to be restrained outside the Celtics' locker room and after he went to Boston's bus looking for Kevin Garnett with all those security and police there.

You had to know after TMZ and other outlets had video of the post-game incidents that this was coming.

From the NBA:

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been suspended for one game without pay for confronting Boston's Kevin Garnett in the arena tunnel, near the players' locker rooms, and in the parking garage following the Celtics at Knicks game on January 7, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.

"There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game," Jackson said. "Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday's game and therefore a suspension was warranted."

Anthony will serve his suspension on January 10 when the Knicks play the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Tags: Knicks , Carmelo Anthony , Kevin Garnett , Boston Celtics , Stu Jackson

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