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Mavericks' Vince Carter suspended game without pay for flagrant foul, contact to center's head

  • Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Vince Carter (25) leaves the court after being ejected during the NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Brett Deering)

    Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Vince Carter (25) leaves the court after being ejected during the NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Brett Deering)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Vince Carter (25) passes around Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Brett Deering)

    Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Vince Carter (25) passes around Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Brett Deering)  (The Associated Press)

Mavericks forward Vince Carter has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for a flagrant foul.

The NBA announced the penalty Friday, two days after Carter threw an elbow and made contact with the head of Oklahoma City center Steven Adams.

Carter was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected after the incident with 4 minutes left in the third quarter of the Mavericks' 107-93 loss at the Thunder on Wednesday night.

Carter was set to serve his suspension Friday night, when the Mavericks play at Minnesota.