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Thabeet suspended for head-butt

Oklahoma City Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet
Hasheem Thabeet head-butted Greg Stiemsma during last Thursday's game.
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NEW YORK (AP)

Oklahoma City center Hasheem Thabeet has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for head-butting the Pelicans' Greg Stiemsma.

Thabeet banged his head into Stiemsma's after the pair exchanged shoves during the Thunder's 105-102 loss on Thursday.

The NBA says Monday that Thabeet will miss the first game that he is eligible and physically able to play in during the regular season.

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