Orlando’s Turkoglu suspended one game for touching referee


We told you earlier today we expected this to come down, now it is official.

Orlando forward Hedo Turkoglu has been suspended one game for making contact with an official, the league has announced. He will sit Sunday when the Magic take on the Pacers.

During Thursday night’s game against the Bulls, Turkoglu disagreed with a call, went over to referee Karl Lane and — to make sure Lane was paying attention — grabbed him by the shoulders. Turkoglu got an instant technical — you just cannot make contact with a referee. There was nothing malicious here, but there is a hard and fast line about touching referees.

No surprise here, but you know it frustrates Stan Van Gundy. Everything frustrates Stan Van Gundy