Originally created 01/20/06

Davis to sit out for 1 game



NEW YORK - Golden State Warriors guard Baron Davis was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for hitting Seattle's Luke Ridnour in the chest.

Davis and Ridnour had to be separated 11.7 seconds before halftime of the Warriors' 109-93 win Monday night. Davis intentionally made a hard swipe at Ridnour after the whistle had blown for a foul against Davis, who then received a technical.

Davis will serve his suspension today, when the Warriors play the Cleveland Cavaliers.

BOBCATS: Forward Sean May had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, likely bringing his rookie season to an end.

May, the 13th overall pick in the NBA Draft, had missed the past 13 games because of soreness in his knee. He had surgery on the knee on Sept. 13 in California, then Charlotte officials scheduled Thursday's procedure to explore why it was still bothering him.

Bobcats physician Dr. Glenn Perry trimmed torn cartilage during the procedure.

There was no timetable for May's return, but he's expected to need at least eight weeks to recover - and probably won't be pushed to return to the court.

"We want Sean to get healthy and get everything taken care of," Bobcats coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "We want him to take his time. There will be no rush for him to come back."

NETS: Backup guard Jeff McInnis underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage from his left knee.

The surgery took place at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

The team said McInnis would start his rehabilitation immediately. There was no timetable for his return.

McInnis was injured in the second quarter of the Nets' 110-77 loss at Dallas on Saturday night. An MRI on Sunday revealed the tear.

In 28 games, McInnis has averaged 5.3 points and 1.9 assists in 17 minutes per game.