National Basketball Association suspends Ibaka, Chriss over fight

Raptors' Ibaka, Cavaliers' Chriss get heated and throw punches

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the Toronto Raptors veteran has been suspended for three games while the Cleveland Cavaliers big man has been suspended for one game for their roles in Monday's fight. Cleveland's young forward appeared to stare down Ibaka following the turnover before Ibaka grabbed him near the neck.

Both Ibaka and Chriss are banned without pay. This three-game suspension to Ibaka certainly won't help their chances.

Patrick joked on Twitter: "Ibaka should leave the National Basketball Association and join Monday Night Raw". "That's usually how it goes".

"I have to go back and look at the tape to see exactly what happened, but I don't believe there's a place in our game for fighting", Drew continued. It was Williams' eighth game of the season with at least 30 points.

Lou Williams scored 34 points on 14-of-20 shooting as the Clippers routed the Celtics, 140-115.

Toronto rolled to a 125-104 win over the Heat without Leonard, tying a franchise record with 21 3-pointers and outscoring Miami 63-24 from beyond the arc. Toronto fell behind by 10 points and committed 11 turnovers leading to 13 points for the Cavaliers.

After the game, Zizic was right in saying this was probably Cleveland's "best game in the season" to this point, h/t the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Raptors have the Lakers, Pistons and Knicks up next.

"It's always going to be concerning", Raptors coach Nick Nurse told reporters.

Back on January 10, 2018, Ibaka exchanged blows with Miami's James Johnson, prompting another series of 1-game suspensions.

"The cost would be $149K for every game missed", Marks tweeted.

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