The NBA has suspended Lakers forward Lamar Odom one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation.
NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson ruled
Tuesday that Odom left the "immediate vicinity" of the bench
after teammate Trevor Ariza's hard foul on Portland's Rudy
Fernandez with 2.2 seconds remaining in the third quarter Monday
touched off a skirmish between the teams.
Odom will miss the Lakers' game in Houston on Wednesday.