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Lakers' Young suspended; Suns' Len, Morris fined

NEW YORK (AP) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for throwing a punch at Phoenix's Goran Dragic in the first half the previous night.

Suns center Alex Len, ejected after receiving a Flagrant 2 foul against Young, was fined $15,000, and teammate Marcus Morris was fined $25,000 for his involvement.

Young, who threw the punch with 7:33 left in the second quarter of the Suns' 121-114 win, will miss the Lakers' game at Boston on Friday night.

Photo: Los Angeles Lakers' Nick Young, right, has words with Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, rear, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Phoenix. Young was ejected from the game along with Suns' Alex Len. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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