NBA hand DeAndre' Bembry, Fred VanVleet and Talen Horton-Tucker suspensions for brawl during Raptors-Lakers game

Raptors forward OG Anunoby and Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell were both fined in connection with the incident in the first quarter of the Lakers' 110-101 victory on Tuesday over the Raptors at Toronto's pandemic home base in Tampa, Florida.

Agence France-Presse April 08, 2021 22:50:09 IST
NBA hand DeAndre' Bembry, Fred VanVleet and Talen Horton-Tucker suspensions for brawl during Raptors-Lakers game

Officials separate Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) and Los Angeles Lakers center Montrezl Harrell (15) after Raptor's OG Anunoby (3) threw Lakers' Dennis Schroder (17) to the floor after a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, 6 April, 2021, in Tampa. AP

New York: Toronto Raptors guards DeAndre' Bembry and Fred VanVleet and Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker have been suspended one game apiece for their roles in an on-court altercation, the NBA said Thursday.

Raptors forward OG Anunoby and Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell were both fined in connection with the incident in the first quarter of the Lakers' 110-101 victory on Tuesday over the Raptors at Toronto's pandemic home base in Tampa, Florida.

Harrell and Anunoby were both assessed technical fouls and tossed from the game as part of the scrum that started with the Lakers' Dennis Schroder fouling Anunoby on a layup attempt.

Schroder grabbed Anunoby around the waist after the foul and Anunoby grabbed Schroder's leg and tumbled him to the court.

Anunoby has been fined for "recklessly" initiating the event, Kiki VanDeWeghe, executive vice president of basketball operations, said in announcing the punishments.

Harrell waded into the fray and has been fined $20,000 "for aggressively entering the altercation and shoving Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr," VanDeWeghe said.

Bembry, VanVleet and Horton-Tucker were suspended for leaving the bench area during the altercation.

Bembry was due to serve his suspension when the Raptors hosted the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night in Tampa.

VanVleet, who has missed the past two games with an injury, will serve his suspension in the next regular season game for which he is eligible and fit to play.

Horton-Tucker was 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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