NEW YORK – Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Golden State forward David Lee were each suspended a game without pay for starting an altercation during their game that drifted into the courtside seats.
Three other players were fined for the incident in the fourth quarter of Indiana’s 108-97 home win Tuesday. Hibbert was ejected after the skirmish, which began when he and Lee exchanged shoves under the basket.
The NBA said Wednesday that the Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and the Pacers’ Lance Stephenson were fined $35,000 each for escalating the fight.
Lee had to miss Golden State’s game Wednesday night in New York against his old team, the Knicks. Coach Mark Jackson said he was surprised by the penalty.
Didn’t think he deserved it. The league made a decision, we don’t agree with it, Jackson said.
Hibbert will sit out tonight at home against the Clippers. He will forfeit more than $124,000.
KNICKS 109, WARRIORS 105: In New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, J.R. Smith hit the tiebreaking shot with 1:10 left, and New York overcame Curry’s NBA season-high 54 points.
Curry was 18 of 28 from the field, finishing one shy of the NBA record with 11 three-pointers.
Tyson Chandler had 16 points and a career-best 28 rebounds for the Knicks, who won their second straight after a season-high, four-game losing streak.
PISTONS 96, WIZARDS 95: In Washington, no matter how well things are going for either team, Detroit nearly always gets the better of Washington.
Brandon Knight returned from a right knee injury to score a career-high 32 points and Greg Monroe added 26 points and 11 rebounds on the court where he played college home games for Georgetown.
Jose Calderon finished with 18 assists as Detroit escaped with a victory.
CAVALIERS 103, RAPTORS 92: In Cleveland, rookie Dion Waiters scored 23 points, Shaun Livingston added 15 and Cleveland overcame a horrendous start and, playing without injured All-Star Kyrie Irving for the second straight game.
THUNDER 119, HORNETS 74: In Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, Kevin Durant recorded his third career triple-double and Oklahoma City finished a perfect three-game homestand.
BUCKS 110, ROCKETS 107: In Houston, Monta Ellis sank an off-balance three-pointer just before the final buzzer to lift Milwaukee
GRIZZLIES 90, MAVERICKS 84: In Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 as Memphis matched its largest comeback in franchise history, rallying from being down 25 points in the second quarter.
KINGS 125, MAGIC 101: In Orlando, Fla., John Salmons had 21 points to lead six players in double-figures as Sacramento ended a six-game losing streak and snapped a string of nine consecutive road losses.
It also marked the Kings’ first season sweep of the Magic in nine years.