Portland Trail Blazers guard Bonzi Wells was suspended for two games without pay by the team Tuesday for cursing his coach after being taken out of the game.

Wells also was stripped of his co-captain's title for his behavior during Monday night's 105-98 loss at Dallas.

"We have said all along that we expect our players to conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner both on and off the court," Blazers president Steve Patterson said.

Coach Maurice Cheeks said Tuesday that Wells cursed him after being removed from the game in the third quarter. Wells did not play the rest of the way.

Earlier this month, Wells was fined for making an obscene gesture toward a fan during a loss to Philadelphia. Wells apologized, saying, "I'm not going to be 100 percent perfect - I'm going to have a 10 percent lapse sometimes."

Several player arrests and team infighting angered fans last season.

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