NEW YORK – Toronto Raptors guards DeAndre ‘Bembry and Fred VanVleet and Los Angeles Lakers goaltender Talen Horton-Tucker have been suspended one game each for their role in an on-field altercation, the NBA announced Thursday.
Raptors forward OG Anunoby and Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell have both been fined in connection with the first quarter incident of the Lakers’ 110-101 win on Tuesday against the Raptors at home port of the Toronto pandemic in Tampa, Florida.
Harrell and Anunoby were both assessed for technical fouls and dismissed from the game as part of the scrimmage that began with the Lakers’ Dennis Schroder fouling Anunoby during a lay-up attempt.
Schroder grabbed Anunoby around the waist after the foul and Anunoby grabbed Schroder’s leg and knocked him down on the court.
Anunoby was fined for “recklessly” initiating the event, said Kiki VanDeWeghe, executive vice president of basketball operations, announcing the sanctions.
Harrell waded into the fray and was fined $ 20,000 “for aggressively engaging in the altercation and pushing Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr,” VanDeWeghe said.
Bembry, VanVleet and Horton-Tucker were suspended for leaving the bench during the altercation.
Bembry was due to serve his suspension when the Raptors hosted the Chicago Bulls Thursday night in Tampa.
VanVleet, who has missed the last two games with injury, will serve his suspension in the next regular season game for which he is eligible and fit to play.
Horton-Tucker was scheduled to serve his suspension on Thursday when the Lakers played the Heat in Miami in a rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals.
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