Vince Carter barred 1 game for flagrant foul

Dallas Mavericks forward Vince Carter has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for a flagrant foul.

Mavericks forward threw elbow against Thunders' Adams

The Mavericks' Vince Carter, left, was suspended one game Friday for throwing an elbow and making contact with the head of Oklahoma City centre Steven Adams during Wednesday's game. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks forward Vince Carter has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for a flagrant foul.

The NBA announced the penalty Friday, two days after Carter threw an elbow and made contact with the head of Oklahoma City centre Steven Adams.

The former Toronto Raptor was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected after the incident with four minutes left in the third quarter of the Mavericks' 107-93 loss at the Thunder on Wednesday night.

Carter was set to serve his suspension Friday night, when the Mavericks play at Minnesota.

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