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Via the Herald:

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game without pay by the league for his role in Saturday night’s scuffle with the Bucks in Milwaukee.

Garnett struck Bucks center Andrew Bogut in the face with 3:58 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Celtics' 102-97 win at the Bradley Center.

The suspension was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations.

In addition, Bogut’s foul that was committed on Garnett has been upgraded to a Flagrant Foul Penalty One.

Garnett will serve his suspension tomorrow when the Celtics host the New York Knicks at TD Banknorth Garden.

This, to me, is bogus.  It seems like the league is more concerned with sending KG a message about the bad press received due to the Jose Calderon incident, than it is with KG's conduct here.  If the league is going to suspend players every time one of them makes contact with another player above the shoulders, there aren't going to be too many eligible players left.

Meanwhile, there's news out of Phoenix that Shaq isn't likely to be suspended for his takedown of Rodney Stuckey, seen here.  Anti-Celtics bias?  We report, you decide.