Robin Lopez Suspended One Game For Contact With A Ref

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Robin Lopez #15 of the Phoenix Suns waits to rebound on a foul shot against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez has been suspended one game for making improper contact with a game official.

Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez has been suspended for one game by the National Basketball Association for making improper contact with a game official Rodney Mott during Tuesday night's loss to the Toronto Raptors.

The 7-foot center from Stanford lost his composure after feeling his was fouled by Raptors Andrea Bargnani on the offensive end. Lopez then picked up a quick foul on the Raptors' next possession. During a timeout, Lopez made no effort to avoid Mott, brushing him with his left shoulder and was promptly ejected with 8:14 remaining in the second quarter of the Suns' 99-96 loss.

Lopez will sit out the Suns' road game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

After starting 56 of 67 games in 2010-11, Lopez has come off the bench in all 16 games this season, averaging 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.9 minutes per game in 2011-12, his fourth season in the NBA.

For more on the Suns, check out Bright Side Of The Sun.

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