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Anthony suspended 1 game by NBA for postgame actions after game against Celtics

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    In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, referee Tony Brothers, left, issues technical fouls to New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The All-Star forwards exchanged words during the game and Anthony clearly was affected. He said Tuesday he lost his cool after Garnett said things to him that he feels shouldn't be said to "another man." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) and Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, center, exchange words after both received technical fouls as Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) and Knicks' Tyson Chandler look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Anthony said Tuesday, he lost his cool after Garnett said things to him that he feels shouldn't be said to "another man." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    Filmmaker Spike Lee, center, tries to get the attention of Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (34) as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) looks to the bench in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Celtics won 102-96. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) smiles as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures to a referee and guard J.R. Smith (8) walks away after a play in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Celtics won 102-96. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (34) reacts as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, rear, defends in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Celtics won 102-96. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

Carmelo Anthony has been suspended one game by the NBA for confronting Kevin Garnett after the New York Knicks' loss to Boston on Monday.

Anthony, who was angry about Garnett's choice of words during a fourth-quarter altercation, went toward the Celtics' locker room after the game and later waited for Garnett outside Boston's team bus.

Anthony didn't believe he would be suspended because he was just looking to talk to Garnett, not have an altercation. But NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson said Wednesday there were "no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game."

Anthony will miss the Knicks' nationally televised game at Indiana on Thursday and lose about $176,700 of his $19.4 million salary.