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NBA suspends Kings’ Carl Landry for one game

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, and Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams exchange heated word during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday April 5, 2015. The Jazz won 101-95.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, and Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams exchange heated word during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday April 5, 2015. The Jazz won 101-95. AP

Kings forward Carl Landry will miss Tuesday night’s game against Minnesota after the NBA suspended him for one game for leaving the bench area during an altercation.

Landry came off the bench after teammate Derrick Williams was called for a technical foul for bumping Utah center Rudy Gobert in the fourth quarter Sunday. Landry appeared to be standing up for a timeout when Williams and Gobert had to be separated with 6:10 to play.

Landry started the last three games in place of Rudy Gay, who has been out because of a concussion. Gay has been improving under the NBA’s concussion return-to-participation protocol. He went through a pregame workout with assistant coach Micah Nori on Sunday and could be cleared to play later this week.

With Landry unavailable, the Kings could turn to Jason Thompson or Reggie Evans to start at power forward. Another option would be a smaller lineup with Omri Casspi at power forward, but Gay’s absence limits the options at small forward.

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