"Ouch," Davis wrote on Twitter in response to the sanction, which was handed out because the league deemed Davis's foul to be "excessive and unnecessary contact."
With 8:42 remaining in the fourth quarter and Houston leading 74-54, Davis swung his left arm down across Motiejunas' face as the Lithuanian attempted a putback in the paint. Motiejunas went stumbling to the court immediately and Davis was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2, which necessitates an automatic ejection. The fourth-year forward out of North Carolina departed three points, five rebounds and three assists in 12 minutes.
The foul from Friday's game can be reviewed at the 1:45 mark of the video above.
Memphis will open its regular season Wednesday in San Antonio.