NEW YORK — The NBA’s VP of violence has spoken, and the latest instance of violence in the Association will not go unpunished.
Indiana’s Roy Hibbert and Golden State’s David Lee have each been suspended one game without pay for instigating an altercation that spilled into the stands at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the Pacers’ victory over Golden State on Tuesday night. The Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and the Pacers’ Lance Stephenson have each been fined $35,000 for escalating the altercation.
The incident occurred with 6:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of Indiana’s 108-97 win when Lee shoved Hibbert, the Indiana center shoved back and a fracas broke out.
No punches were thrown.
Hibbert will serve his suspension on Thursday, Feb. 28 when the Pacers host the Los Angeles Clippers. Lee will miss the Warriors’ game tonight vs. the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.