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Bulls’ Nocioni Suspended One Game

April 12, 2005

NEW YORK (AP) _ Andres Nocioni of the Chicago Bulls was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Tuesday for elbowing Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince in the forehead.

The incident occurred with 17 seconds left in overtime of the Bulls’ 85-84 loss to the Pistons at the United Center on Monday night. Nocioni’s suspension begins Wednesday when the Bulls visit the Washington Wizards.

Nocioni has averaged 8.1 points and 4.7 rebounds and started 34 of 77 games for the Bulls, who clinched their first playoff berth since the 1998 season on Saturday.

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