Lakers Vs. Mavericks: Ron Artest Suspended For One Game For Barea Clothesline

The NBA has reviewed Ron Artest’s clothesline of J.J. Barea’s face in the closing seconds of the Mavericks’ 93-81 win in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal. It was Artest’s second technical foul of the game, and the forward was ejected.

Artest’s absence affects a Lakers lineup lacking depth. He has struggled early in this series after being one of LA’s most consistent players in their first round series win against the Hornets. Without Artest, the Lakers will either have to bump sixth man Lamar Odom into the starting lineup or will force Shannon Brown or Matt Barnes to start and see more minutes.

For more reaction on Artest’s suspension and the Mavericks’ 2-0 lead, check out Mavs Moneyball.

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