NBA crack down on players involved in fight in game against Phoenix Suns.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has been suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch at Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, the NBA announced late this week.
Young swung his fist at the Slovenian with 7:33 remaining in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 121-114 loss at Phoenix on Wednesday.
NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said Young will miss the Lakers’ visit to Boston on Friday as a result of the suspension.
The league also fined center Alex Len, a 7-foot-1 center from Ukraine who was ejected for his flagrant foul against Young, a total of $15,000 and fined Suns forward Marcus Morris $25,000 for escalating the altercation.
The Lakers slid to 14-25, the second-worst record in the Western Conference, with their sixth loss in a row with the defeat while the Suns improved to 22-16, seventh in the Western Conference just ahead of Dallas (23-17).