HOUSTON - The National Basketball Association has suspended the Houston Rockets' Chris Paul for two games and the Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram for four games and Rajon Rondo for three games after an on-court altercation Saturday.
With 4:13 remaining in the Rockets 124-115 win, a foul was assessed to Ingram on a James Harden drive. Clearly frustrated, Ingram then proceeded to shove Harden from behind, then got in the face of the referee and was vociferously arguing with him.
As that situation calmed, Paul and Rondo were face to face and that's when the fight, with several punches thrown ensued.
Paul was suspended for poking at and making contact with the face of Rondo and throwing multiple punches at him
The league also concluded that Rondo did spit at Paul, which prompted Paul to poking him in the face.
Pre league release, Rondo was suspended for instigating a physical altercation with and spitting and throwing multiple punches at Paul.
Ingram was suspended for aggressively returning to and escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction of Paul, confronting a game official in a hostile manner, and instigating the overall incident by shoving Rockets guard James Harden.
The suspensions were announced Sunday by Basketball Operations Executive Vice President of Kiki VanDeweghe.
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