Metta World Peace was hit with a flagrant foul 1 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 98-97 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday for getting tangled up with Pistons guard Brandon Knight, and Knight doesn't believe that punishment was severe enough because he was hit with a fist. World Peace grabbed Knight around the neck and struck him in the jaw with the knuckles of his mostly open hand on Sunday with 1:43 left in the first half of the Lakers' 98-97 win over the Pistons. "He's a small guy," World Peace said after finishing with eight points and nine rebounds in the win. World Peace was hit with a flagrant foul-1, the Pistons were granted two foul shots and the ball , and the game continued apace, with the Lakers taking an 11-point lead into halftime and barely hanging on late for a 98-97 win. He says he will miss his third straight game. As if that news wasn't bad enough, Lakers fans were dealt another blow right around the same time as the league made its announcement, as center Dwight Howard who's missed the last two games with a right shoulder injury suffered during last Wednesday's loss to the Phoenix Suns declared himself out for L.A.'s Tuesday night visit to the Barclays Center, too.
Forward Metta World Peace has been suspended for one game because he hit Detroit's Brandon Knight in the face, and the Los Angeles Lakers also will be without Dwight Howard again when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Lakers' World Peace suspended for tussle with Pistons' Knight
Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons around the neck and striking him in the jaw, it was announced Tuesday by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Ba…