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Updated Oct 24, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Suns' Markieff Morris suspended one game

Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat, of Poland, slaps Markieff Morris on the chest after Morris was ejected against the Oklahoma Thunder during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Phoenix Suns announced Thursday that forward Markieff Morris had been suspended one game by the NBA for a play in the team's 88-76 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at US Airways Center.

The incident occurred midway through the third quarter when Morris, who has vowed to bring a more physical style of play to the court in the Suns' upcoming season, elbowed the Thunder's Serge Ibaka in the face and resulted in the ejection of the Suns' starting power forward.

Morris will serve his suspension during the Suns' regular season opener Wednesday versus the Portland Trailblazers.

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