Daniel Orton (left) and Meyers Leonard were each suspended one game for their scuffle Saturday night. (AP)
NEW YORK -- The Sixers will be down another man for Monday’s game in Brooklyn.
Center Daniel Orton has been suspended without pay for one game for his role in a dust-up with Portland big man Meyers Leonard on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The incident occurred midway through the fourth quarter when Leonard appeared to tackle Orton while they were jostling for position on the low block. Orton appeared to retaliate with an elbow as he and Leonard were separating (see video).
Leonard was also suspended for one game and received a Flagrant 2 foul and an ejection from the game. Orton was hit with a technical foul and an ejection.
In 19 games (four starts) this season, Orton is averaging 2.9 points per game and 2.7 rebounds in 10.4 minutes of action.