NEW YORK Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom was suspended for one game without pay Tuesday for committing a flagrant foul in the fourth quarter of his team's 110-91 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Odom threw himself into Ray Allen and knocked the Boston guard to the floor with 2:56 remaining Sunday night and the outcome already decided. Besides the suspension, Odom was assessed a flagrant foul, penalty two, NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson said in a press release.
Odom, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the one-sided loss to Boston, will serve his suspension Friday night when the Lakers (19-11) play the Philadelphia 76ers (14-17).
Allen said the foul was "uncalled for."
"I've never had any bad history with Lamar," Allen said Tuesday. "After the play happened, a couple of his teammates came back on the floor and just wanted to make sure I was all right ... It was just uncalled for."
Celtics coach Doc Rivers thought Odom was angry because he didn't get a foul call on the previous play.
"I just thought he (Odom) lost his composure," Rivers said. "I didn't think it was intended at Ray. Whoever had the ball was getting that. It wasn't anything personal. Odom's a good kid, a good guy."