The NBA has announced the punishment for the fight between two players in the Cleveland Cavaliers-Toronto Raptors game on Monday evening.
Raptors forward Serge Ibaka and Cavs forward Marquese Chriss were involved in a heated, physical altercation during their contest on Monday evening.
Punches were thrown.
Ibaka and Chriss out here throwing punches 😳 pic.twitter.com/NwRhL6Apw4
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 12, 2019
The NBA announced this afternoon the punishment for the two players.
“Sources: Toronto’s Serge Ibaka has been suspended three games by NBA for altercation with Cleveland’s Marquese Chriss. Chriss was suspended one game,” The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports.
Sources: Toronto’s Serge Ibaka has been suspended three games by NBA for altercation with Cleveland’s Marquese Chriss. Chriss was suspended one game.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2019
This is a tough loss for a Raptors team that is attempting to gain the No. 1 overall seed in the Eastern Conference.
Toronto is currently 2.5 games out of first place in the East, trailing the Milwaukee Bucks. This three-game suspension to Ibaka certainly won’t help their chances.
The Raptors have the Lakers, Pistons and Knicks up next.
Cleveland, meanwhile, will be without Chriss for just one game. The Cavs are set to play at Philadelphia tonight.