SANTA ANA, Calif.--Guard Nick Young will miss Friday's game at Boston after receiving a one-game suspension without pay for throwing a punch during the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to Phoenix on Wednesday.
Young was knocked to the floor by Suns center Alex Len as he went up for a layup in the second quarter and shoved Len in retaliation. Suns reserve forward Marcus Morris pushed Young, who shoved back. Young, trying to get out of the fray, then took a swing at Goran Dragic, hitting him in the head.
The referees tossed Young, slapping him with a "punching foul." Young stripped off his jersey and marched off the court.
Len, who was given a flagrant-2 foul and also ejected, was fined $15,000, while Morris was fined $25,000 for his involvement.
Young's suspension leaves the shorthanded Lakers with just eight healthy players. To help fill the void, the Lakers signed Manny Harris of the D-Fenders to a 10-day contract.
Harris led the D-League in scoring at 30.6 points a game and ranked sixth with 2.1 steals. The 6-foot-5 guard posted games of 49 and 42 points last week and shot 48.5 percent from the field.
Harris started 20 games with Cleveland over two seasons (2010-12), averaging 6.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists before being waived. He spent last season in the Ukrainian Superleague.
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