Ron Artest Suspended For Game 3

Things that you won’t see in Game 3 of the Mavs vs. Lakers series? Ron Artest. For hitting JJ Barea in the face with a forearm shot in Game 2, which the Lakers lost.

Artest was ejected immediately after the incident and today Stu Jackson handed down a one game suspension to the Lakers forward.

Artest will forfeit approximately $57,000 because he was suspended without pay, but will return for Game 4 on Sunday. He is currently averaging 6.6 points per game in the series.