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Warriors' Shaun Livingston, NBA official suspended for 'on-court altercation'

Warriors' Shaun Livingston, NBA official suspended for 'on-court altercation'

Livingston will sit out on Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans with Patrick McCaw seeing extra minutes in his absence.

As you can see in video of the forehead-to-forehead incident below, Kirkland clearly moves in Livingston's direction rather than walking away from him.

The NBA has reportedly suspended Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston for one game after he got into a heated and physical confrontation with referee Courtney Kirkland during Sunday's win over the Miami Heat.

Livingston will be suspended one game while Kirkland will be suspended for one week.

The NBA official, Courtney Kirkland, will also be suspended for one week without pay.

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Sunday's ejection was Livingston's second in 803 career National Basketball Association games and his first in 720 regular-season games.

Livingston was upset Kirkland didn't call a foul on Tyler Johnson when attempting a shot, and the guard and referee went forehead to forehead with each other before Livingston was ejected.

Livingston, 32, has played 22 games for the Warriors this season, averaging 4.7 points and two assists.

While Livingston did not speak to reporters, Kirkland provided a statement to a pool reporter.