The NBA announced Sunday that Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston has been suspended one game for striking Dirk Nowitzki in the groin Saturday night.
With Nowitzki posting him up in an obvious mismatch, the smaller Livingston resorted to an interesting (and painful) defensive tactic.
Livingston sat out the Dubs’ 107-92 road loss to the San Antonio Spurs last night.
From the press release and Contra Costa Times:
Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston has been suspended one game without pay for hitting Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki in the groin, it was announced (Sunday) by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred with 1:28 remaining in the third quarter of the Warriors’ 123-110 victory over the Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
The foul drew an immediate reaction from Nowitzki, and after the game, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban approached Warriors coach Steve Kerr and associate head coach Alvin Gentry. […] Livingston explained after the game that going below the belt was an accident and not a dirty play.