Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the news of Booker's brief ban on Thursday, and the league confirmed the punishment on Friday. The 27-year-old was ejected for his actions in Tuesday's game after an altercation with Hibbert with 7:14 remaining the third quarter.
Given how aggressively Booker went after Hibbert, he's fortunate to only incur a one-game suspension—and to not have made clean contact with Hibbert's face.
The Jazz still managed to win the game sans Booker, 117-114, in overtime. Even though Booker isn't a typical starter, he's the next man up behind power forward Derrick Favors and is important to Utah for depth purposes.
Booker showed promise last season with per-36-minute averages of 13.1 points and 9.1 rebounds, but his contract year will begin without him suiting up for Oct. 28's regular-season opener at the Detroit Pistons.
The 6'7", 240-pound veteran does have the rest of the season to prove he's learned from the incident and build on his strong maiden season in Utah as part of a talented, young Jazz squad. Rookie first-round pick Trey Lyles now has a better chance to shine against the Pistons in his prospective NBA debut.