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Joel Freeland Suspended for Headbutt

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An incident 1 minute from the end of Portland's last game costs Freeland the chance to play the next 48.

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The NBA has announced that Portland Trail Blazers forward-center Joel Freeland has been suspended for one game for a headbutting incident with Detroit Pistons forward Shawne Williams during the fourth quarter of Portland's 118-99 victory over Detroit on Friday night.

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The Trail Blazers will face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday without Freeland. He has played in 34 games this season but appeared only twice in Portland's last 5 outings, totaling 5 minutes in those 2 games.