Ibaka suspended 3 games, Chriss 1 game for fight
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 13, 2019 07:35 AM
Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9), from Republic of Congo, is escorted off the court after getting ejected in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 126-101. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Toronto’s Serge Ibaka for three games and Cleveland’s Marquese Chriss for one game for their involvement in an on-court fight.
Chriss will sit out Cleveland’s game Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in Philadelphia. Ibaka will miss Toronto’s games against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), at Detroit on Sunday (next Monday, PHL time) and against New York on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time).
The NBA says Ibaka drew the stiffer penalty for several reasons. The league found he was the instigator and threw a punch at Chriss. The league also cited his history of fighting during games. Chriss’ suspension was for throwing a punch at Ibaka.
The suspensions are without pay. Ibaka will lose about $448,000 and Chriss about $22,000.