Wade suspended game for action against Sessions

December 28, 2012 - 1:32 AM
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Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) and Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions (7) interact after Sessions was called for a foul as referee Zach Zarba (33) watches during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Charlotte. The Heat won 105-92. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, David T. Foster III) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NEWSPAPER INTERNET ONLY

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions.

The incident happened with 8:12 left in the fourth quarter of the Heat's 105-92 victory over the Bobcats on Wednesday night. Sessions was called for a foul on the play. Wade will serve the suspension Friday night when the Heat visit the Detroit Pistons, and return Saturday night in Milwaukee.

"I'm far from being a dirty player, (plus) my intent was never 2 kick Ramon Sessions. I just reacted to the contact that I got from him," Wade tweeted Thursday night. "More than anything, I think of my boys watchin me be4 retaliating 2ward any player."