After last night’s win against the Lakers, emotions were running high for both teams after a fourth-quarter fight that saw three ejections.
All of the suspensions are expected to be for multiple games. Last year, Arron Afflalo received a two-game suspension in January for attempting to fight and failed to even land a punch on then-Wolves forward Nemanja Bjelica.
Multiple punches landed on both sides and Chris Paul’s suspension could be anywhere from three to ten games.
The Rockets are sending the league video evidence from their video team that indicates that Rondo spat in Paul’s face, the inciting incident that escalated the brawl. It’s unlikely that Rondo’s spit will wipe Paul’s suspension away completely, and I have a hard time seeing the league letting CP3 off the hook from starting a multiple-punch fight on national TV.
Update: Paul received a two-game suspension from the league. He will miss the games against the Clippers tonight and the Jazz on Wednesday. He will return Friday at home against the Clippers.