The NBA announced Monday that Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams has been suspended for one game without pay and that forward LaMarcus Aldridge and guard Wesley Matthews have been fined for their roles in a Saturday night scrum with the Golden State Warriors.
Aldridge was fined $45,000 and Matthews was fined $20,000.
Williams will not play for the Blazers against the New York Knicks at the Moda Center on Monday night. A one-game suspension without pay will cost Williams, who is making $2.7 million this season, roughly $24,000 per the league's fine parameters.
Additionally, Warriors center Andrew Bogut was suspended for one game without pay and Warriors forward Draymond Green was fined $20,000.
Here's the release.
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut and Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams have each been suspended one game without pay for fighting after Bogut initiated an incident by elbowing Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland in the jaw. In addition, for escalating the incident, Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge has been fined $45,000, and Portland guard Wesley Matthews and Golden State forward Draymond Green have been fined $20,000 each. The incident occurred with 3:42 remaining in the third quarter of the Trail Blazers' 113-101 win over the Warriors on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Oracle Arena.
The penalties were announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
Williams will serve his suspension tonight when the Trail Blazers host the New York Knicks. Bogut will serve his suspension on Tuesday, Nov. 26, when the Warriors visit the New Orleans Pelicans.
Video of the scrum can be seen here.
The additional punishments come after the referees handed out multiple ejections and a bunch of technical fouls. During the game, Williams was ejected, Matthews received his second technical foul of the game and was ejected, Aldridge received a technical foul and forward/center Joel Freeland received a technical foul.
For Golden State, Green was ejected and Bogut received a technical foul.
The Blazers went on a 40-21 run after the scrum to close out their 10th straight victory.
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