Fortson suspended two games for berating referee

NEW YORK -- Seattle SuperSonics forward Danny Fortson was suspended for two games without pay Thursday for berating a referee and failing to promptly leave the court after an ejection.

The suspension began with Thursday night's game at Denver. He also will miss Saturday's home game against Memphis.

The punishment -- announced by Stu Jackson, the NBA's senior vice president basketball operations -- stemmed from Seattle's 108-95 loss at Minnesota on Wednesday night. Fortson was ejected with 7:13 remaining.