Randolph suspended for Game 7 for punching Adams

The Associated Press
Randolph suspended for Game 7 for punching Adams
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MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 1: Zach Randolph #50 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts after being called for a foul against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2014 at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. The Thunder won 104-84. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Memphis forward Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 of the Grizzlies' playoff series against Oklahoma City for punching Thunder center Steven Adams in the jaw.

The ruling Friday by the NBA leaves the Grizzlies without their leading scorer for the deciding game in Oklahoma City on Saturday night.

The play came with 6:42 left in the Thunder's 104-84 victory Thursday night. Randolph first elbowed Adams in the midsection with his left elbow, then struck Adams with his right hand.

Randolph is averaging a team-best 18.2 points in the series.