Hawks suspend Pachulia for conduct detrimental to team

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks suspended backup center Zaza Pachulia for Wednesday's game at Denver for conduct detrimental to
the team.

General manager Billy Knight announced the suspension Tuesday,
but the team did not describe the nature of his transgression.
Pachulia, however, had a run-in with coach Mike Woodson during
Monday's 111-109 overtime loss to Portland at Philips Arena.

Pachulia objected as he was substituted in and out of the game
for matchup purposes. At one point, he waved his arms at Woodson,
and after a brief exchange during a timeout Woodson sent Pachulia
to the locker room with under 10 minutes to play.

The 6-foot-11, 280-pound Pachulia has averaged 4.6
points and 3.4 rebounds in 19
games this season, including five starts.

The suspension only applies to Wednesday's game against the
Nuggets, and Pachulia will be available when the Hawks play at
Seattle on Friday in the second game of a five-game western road
trip, the Hawks said.