Raptors' Amir Johnson suspended for Nets game

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA for throwing his mouthpiece at a referee and will miss Wednesday's game against Brooklyn.
Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson is restrained as his is ejected during an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. (Bruce Ely/Oregonian/AP)

Toronto centre-forward Amir Johnson was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for throwing his mouthpiece at a referee in the Raptors' loss at Portland on Monday night.

Johnson and referee David Jones both tugged at the ball following a Portland free throw in the third quarter. After Jones ejected him and started to walk away, Johnson threw his mouthpiece in Jones' direction

Teammates had to restrain Johnson before he was escorted from the floor.

Johnson will miss Toronto's home game against Brooklyn on Wednesday night.