NBA notebook — Nov. 8

Associated Press The NBA suspended Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson for two games for elbowing Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko in the neck. The play occurred with 10 minutes left in Sacramento’s 105-103 win on Wednesday night. Robinson, the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft out of Kansas, was immediately ejected. Robinson will miss the Kings’ games against the San Antonio Spurs today and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. The league announced the suspension on Thursday.

Bogut sidelined

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will be sidelined the next seven to 10 days to rest and strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle.

The announcement is the kind of setback Bogut and the Warriors were hoping to avoid this season. The 7-footer from Australia was held scoreless while playing 17 minutes in Golden State’s 106-96 victory over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. He had five assists and three rebounds.

Bogut sat out all of the preseason. He has moved slowly and showed little lift while playing four of the first five regular-season games. The 2005 No. 1 overall pick fractured his ankle Jan. 25 with Milwaukee and missed the rest of the season after being traded to Golden State for guard Monta Ellis, among others.

Veterans Day activities

NBA players and teams will spend the weekend honoring those in different uniforms.

The league has a number of events planned to celebrate Veterans Day in arenas and surrounding communities in a joint effort with the Department of Defense.

As part of NBA Cares Hoops for Troops, 10 teams will host military appreciation nights at their home games today through Monday. Other programs include visits to medical centers, and meals with service members.

Col. Phil Waite, director of community and public outreach for the Department of Defense, said in a statement the military is “humbled” and “grateful” for the NBA’s continuing efforts. The U.S. men’s basketball team held an open practice for military personnel and their families in July before leaving for the Olympics.


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