Balkman was assessed the foul for throwing an elbow that hit
Vujacic in the jaw in the second quarter of the Lakers' 120-109 win
Tuesday. Besides the suspension, Balkman was assessed a flagrant
foul, penalty two, NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson said in
a press release Wednesday.
Vujacic, a 23-year-old guard from Slovenia, scored 12 of his 20
points in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers rally past New York
and snap a season-high three-game losing streak.
Balkman, a second-year reserve, is averaging 2.9 points and 2.8