Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Orton to serve one-game suspension

Daniel Orton, the 76ers backup center, and Portland Trail Blazers reserve center Meyers Leonard will both serve one-game suspensions without pay for their altercation with 7 minutes, 19 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game at the Wells Fargo Center.

Orton to serve one-game suspension

Daniel Orton. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Daniel Orton. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Daniel Orton, the 76ers backup center, and Portland Trail Blazers reserve center Meyers Leonard will both serve one-game suspensions without pay for their altercation with 7 minutes, 19 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game at the Wells Fargo Center.

Leonard body-slammed Orton to the floor in the Blazers' 139-105 victory. Orton responded with an elbow to Leonard’s mouth. Both players were ejected from the game.Orton will sit out Monday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. Leonard didn’t participate in the Blazers’ game against Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday night.

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Daniel Orton on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

[/10PTLEAD]Reserve center Daniel Orton and Portland Trail Blazers backup center Meyers Leonard will both serve one-game suspension without pay for their altercation with 7 minutes, 19 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game at the Wells Fargo Center.
Leonard body-slammed Orton to the floor. Orton responded with an elbow to Leonard’s mouth. Both players were ejected from the game.
Orton will sit out Monday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. Leonard didn’t participate in the Blazers’ game against Detroit Pistons at the  Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday night. 

Daniel Orton, the 76ers backup center, and Portland Trail Blazers reserve center Meyers Leonard will both serve one-game suspensions without pay for their altercation with 7 minutes, 19 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Leonard body-slammed Orton to the floor in the Blazers' 139-105 victory. Orton responded with an elbow to Leonard’s mouth. Both players were ejected from the game.Orton will sit out Monday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. Leonard didn’t participate in the Blazers’ game against Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday night.

 

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Daniel Orton on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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