Ibaka, Johnson each suspended one game for throwing punches

Ibaka, Johnson each suspended one game for throwing punches

The NBA has handed down its punishment to Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors and James Johnson of the Miami Heat for their fight during the third quarter of Tuesday's game at the Air Canada Centre.

The 90-89 victory also snapped a 12-game home winning streak for the Raptors as the Heat produced a statement against the in-form team in the Eastern Conference.

The NBA also fined the Raptors' DeMar DeRozan 25,000 USA dollars and the Heat's Goran Dragic 10,000 United States dollars for an altercation at the end of the game, during which DeRozan attempted to forcefully shove Dragic.

Ibaka departed after scoring 11 points and grabbing five rebounds. But most everything else about last night's loss to the Miami Heat was a surprise. Ibaka and Johnson will be missed. Of that average, 30 per cent come from three-point shots.

The shooting guard signed a deal with the Miami Heat ahead of the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season, marking the seventh team he's played for in his career.

Ellington's 41.7 percent shooting percentage from downtown this season, the second-highest percentage from long range during his nine-year career, is the third-best percentage in the league by any player with at least 100 made three-pointers.

That said, the Cleveland Cavaliers are kind of a mess right now.

Both players were ejected from the game following their altercation. Thomas came from the Boston Celtics during the off-season in a big trade involving Kyrie Irving.

"I didn't have no problem with it at first until he looked at me, so who knows?"

"It's just a strain", Spoelstra said. "He doesn't have to say anything". While he didn't have as many boards or blocks this time around, Bam was very active on both ends of the floor. But if we had players and staff vote on that I think Wayne Ellington would be out there on All-Star weekend and not be off.

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