Wallace draws automatic suspension for 18th technical

The NBA suspended Rasheed Wallace on Sunday for one game without pay after the Detroit Pistons forward picked up his 18th technical foul of the season.

Wallace was whistled for technical No. 18 for arguing a call in the second period of Friday night's 90-89 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Wallace served his suspension on Sunday, but the short-handed Pistons still beat up the Bucks 121-95.

"I wish they would review the whole 48 [minutes]," Pistons
coach Flip Saunders said Friday night. "If they're going to give
him a 'T' for that, there should have been about four others called
at least."

An NBA player or coach receives an automatic one-game suspension after receiving his 18th technical foul in the same season. Every other technical beyond that (20, 22, 24, etc.) results in a one-game suspension without pay.

Wallace was suspended for one game earlier this month after picking up his 16th technical.

Wallace, who scored 21 in the loss to San Antonio, is averaging 12.6 points and 7.8 rebounds a game this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.