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Rudy Gay suspended for Saturday; George Karl, Andre Miller each get fined

Rudy Gay

Memphis Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay (22) is escorted off the court after being ejected from the game for a flagrant foul against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in Houston. The Rockets beat the Grizzlies 103-87. Gay received the flagrant foul after knocking Luis Scola to the court. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


NBA VP of basketball operations and official Scrooge Stu Jackson was a busy man Saturday handing out lumps of coal to players and coaches he thought had been naughty.

Rudy Gay has been suspended one game for his body check from behind of Luis Scola in the Grizzlies loss Friday night to the Rockets. The action started on one end of the court with the usual pushing and shoving for a rebound, and when the players moved out Scola and Gay ran into each other and fell down. Gay thought it intentional and chased Scola down the length of the court and body checked the Argentinian hard. Gay was immediately ejected for a flagrant two. You could see this suspension coming.

Gay will sit out Saturday night’s Grizzlies game against the Rockets.

George Karl was fined $25,000 for his comments about the officiating after Manu Ginobili drew a charge on Carmelo Anthony preserving the Spurs win over the Nuggets Thursday. Sorry Karl, still was a charge.

Andre Miller also got a $25,000 for hurling the ball into the stands after the Trail Blazers lost to the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night.