WALTHAM — The Celtics Tuesday suspended forward Jared Sullinger for one game for his role in an altercation with his girlfriend in late August that led to him facing domestic violence charges.
Sullinger will serve his suspension during the regular-season opener Wednesday night against the Raptors in Toronto.
Those charges, which included assault and battery, destruction of property, and witness intimidation, were dismissed Monday in Waltham District Court after Sullinger’s estranged girlfriend refused to testify against him.
“We have higher expectations and standards, and it was a distraction to our team during an important time this summer,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Tuesday when explaining the decision to suspend Sullinger despite the charges against him being dismissed. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.