NBA stars forced to sit out after clashing on the court.
Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard and Philadelphia 76ers center Daniel Orton were both suspended for one game by the NBA for a scuffle during a game on Saturday.
The altercation occurred during the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers’ 139-105 victory, when Leonard slammed Orton to the court as they jockeyed for position.
Orton retaliated with an elbow to Leonard’s mouth.
Leonard served his penalty Sunday, sitting out Portland’s 111-109 overtime win at Detroit.
Damian Lillard was the hero for Portland in that one.
The second-year point guard hit the game-winning jump shot with less than a second left in overtime.
With the score knotted at 109-109, Lillard drove the lane, spun right and drained the shot.
Philadelphia were idle on Sunday, so Orton will miss the 76ers’ game at Brooklyn on Monday.