Mario Chalmers Suspended After Elbowing Dirk Nowitzki

Joe Flynn@@ChinaJoeFlynnContributor INovember 16, 2013

UPDATE: Saturday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 pm ET by Adam Fromal

Mario Chalmers has been suspended by the NBA for one game thanks to the elbow he threw at Dirk Nowitzki, per Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel.

He'll miss Saturday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. For what it's worth, Chalmers thinks the suspension is unmerited, claiming that he's in no way a dirty player. 

B/R's Ethan Skolnick confirms this, claiming that the tweets are consistent with what was said in the Miami locker room. 

Regardless, the Heat will be without their starting point guard against the surprising 'Cats. 

--End of update--

Original Text

The Miami Heat continued their revenge on the last team to beat them in a playoff series, the Dallas Mavericks, with a 110-104 victory on Friday night.

Things got a little chippy down the stretch when Heat guard Mario Chalmers was ejected from the game for this foul on Dirk Nowitzki.

Chalmers clearly did not agree with the ejection (which you can see at 1:40 in the video above).

This is the second time in a little more than a week in which Chalmers has gotten in trouble for a hard foul on an opposing player. He was fined $15,000 for this hit last week on the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin:

Someone needs to remind Chalmers that he won't get the benefit of the doubt, from either the refs or the league office, if he continues taking out one star player per week.

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