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Colangelo calls Mavs' Fortson a 'thug'

PHOENIX -- Phoenix rookie Zarko Cabarkapa broke his right
wrist Wednesday night after he was pushed by Dallas' Danny Fortson
while driving to the basket with less than three minutes remaining
in the Suns' 121-90 victory.

The Serbian forward is expected to be sidelined six to eight
weeks.

Fortson was called for a flagrant foul on the play, and Suns
owner Jerry Colangelo said he will ask the NBA to fine or suspend
the Dallas player.

"Whether it's a fine or a suspension, it's not enough for
him," Colangelo said. "He should be put down for every day that
he (Cabarkapa) is out. I'll do everything in my power to see that
happens. With the game over, there was no need for that."

The injury came with 2:58 left and the Suns leading 112-88.

"He's a thug," Colangelo said.

Before leaving, Fortson said he apologized to Cabarkapa.

"I had no evil intent," he said.

Cabarkapa was in tears in the Suns' dressing room, but later
composed himself and said through a translator, "I can't
comprehend it. I don't know exactly what happened. I just know I
was trying to drive to the basket and Fortson pushed me."