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Nuggets' Afflalo suspended for throwing elbow at head of Jazz's Hayward

Published March 25, 2012 9:12 am

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Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Afflalo has been suspended one game for thowing an elbow at the head of Jazz forward Gordon Hayward during the third quarter of Utah's home win Friday, the NBA announced Sunday.

Press release:

NEW YORK – Aaron Afflalo of the Denver Nuggets has been suspended one game without pay for throwing an elbow to the head of Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.The incident occurred with 6:32 remaining in the third quarter of Utah's 121-102 win over Denver on March 23 at EnergySolutions Arena.Afflalo will serve his suspension Sunday, March 25 when the Nuggets visit the Minnesota Timberwolves.To view the play click on the following link:Http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2012/03/24/dmo_afflalo_elbow_1.nba

Brian T. Smith

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