Mar 21, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A fight breaks out between Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) and Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Chicago 122-120 in overtime.
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The NBA has decided to suspend Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka and Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez each one game without pay for their roles in the fight during Tuesday night’s game, according to ESPN and media reports.
Raptors assistant coach Jamaal Magloire was fined $15,000 for shoving Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic.
Ibaka will miss Thursday night’s game against the Miami Heat, and it will cost him $111,364. While, the Bulls will be without Lopez Wednesday night against the Pistons, costing the veteran center $120,715.
The altercation broke out during the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game. Ibaka elbowed Lopez after a made 3-pointer and Lopez took exception to that, taking a swipe at Ibaka.
The Raptors currently are in the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference, while the Bulls are two games back of the Miami Heat for the eighth and final playoff spot.