Boston forward Jared Sullinger was suspended for the Celtics’ season-opening game Wednesday night against Toronto, two days after a judge dismissed domestic violence charges against the former Ohio State star.

Sullinger did not travel with the team to Toronto after the Celtics handed down the penalty.

Sullinger pleaded not guilty last month to charges including assault and battery and intimidation of a witness after his girlfriend, Deann Smith, told police he repeatedly pinned her to a bed and floor Aug. 31. A judge dismissed those charges Monday after Smith said she would refuse to testify against him.

Sullinger averaged 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 45 games as a rookie last season. He is expected to return Friday night for the home opener against Milwaukee.

Wade takes breather

Miami guard Dwyane Wade sat out the Heat’s game Wednesday night against Philadelphia to rest his sore knees.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he wanted to give Wade an extra day to recover and keep him out of the second game of the season-opening back-to-backs. Wade scored 13 points for the Heat in their 107-95 win over Chicago on Tuesday night.

Wade walked into the locker room with both knees wrapped in ice.

Anderson injures toe

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has a chip fracture in a toe on his right foot and is expected to miss the next one to three weeks.

In a statement released hours before Wednesday night’s regular season opener against Indiana, the Pelicans say team doctors discovered the injury after Anderson experienced discomfort during recent practices.

The 6-foot-10 Anderson is one of New Orleans’ top 3-point shooters. Last season, he averaged a career-high 16.2 points per game and shot 38 percent from 3-point range. He also grabbed 6.4 rebounds per game.

When available, Anderson is expected to be one of New Orleans’ top players coming off the bench and play significant minutes.

Nuggets retain two players

The Denver Nuggets exercised their fourth-year contract option on forward Kenneth Faried and third-year option on point guard Evan Fournier. The team announced the moves on Wednesday, hours before they tipped off the season. The options are through the 2014-15 season.

With his high energy style of play, Faried has been a fan favorite since he was taken with the No. 22 pick in 2011. He averaged career-highs in points (11.5) and rebounds (9.2) last season.

Fournier averaged 5.3 points and 1.2 assists in 38 games last season as a rookie. He was the 20th pick in 2012.

Pistons shuffle lineup

Will Bynum and Chauncey Billups were in the starting lineup for the Detroit Pistons against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, while guards Brandon Jennings and Rodney Stuckey sat out with injuries.

Jennings, acquired in an offseason trade to be Detroit’s new point guard, has been dealing with an impacted wisdom tooth and a hairline fracture on the mandible at the base of the tooth. Stuckey broke his right thumb after catching it in a car door and needed surgery.

The Wizards were missing first-round draft pick Otto Porter, who has been out with a right hip flexor problem. Center Marcin Gortat, acquired by Washington from Phoenix in a trade last week, did not start.

Iverson makes it official

Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA on Wednesday, ending a 15-year career during which he won the 2001 MVP award and four scoring titles. Iverson retired in Philadelphia where he had his greatest successes and led the franchise to the 2001 NBA finals. Iverson says he’ll be a Sixer “until the day I die.”

The 6-foot guard scored 24,368 points and was an 11-time All-Star.