Sports Raptors’ Ibaka, Heat’s Johnson suspended one game by NBA

23:55  10 january  2018
23:55  10 january  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Raptors’ Serge Ibaka issues apology for suspension

  Raptors’ Serge Ibaka issues apology for suspension Suspended for Thursday night’s big game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka issued an apology on Twitter. “Sometimes during a game my emotions can lead to bad reactions and I’m not proud of that,” Ibaka’s apology reads. “This is why I want to apologize to the Raptors organization, the fans, the staff and my teammates for my suspension.”https://twitter.com/sergeibaka/status/951519064014209024Ibaka and Miami Heat forward James Johnson were suspended one game apiece for throwing punches at each other during Tuesday night’s matchup.

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Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka and Miami Heat forward James Johnson have each been suspended one game without pay for throwing punches at one another, the NBA announced Wednesday.

image: <span style=Miami Heat’s James Johnson." src="/upload/images/real/2018/01/10/image-span-style-font-size-13px-miami-heat-rsquo-s-james-johnson-span__293713_.jpg?content=1" /> © image Miami Heat’s James Johnson.

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka and the Miami Heat’s James Johnson have each been suspended one game by the NBA for throwing punches at one another on Tuesday night.

The league has also fined DeMar DeRozan $25,000 and Goran Dragic $10,000 for a separate altercation at the end of the game.

Ibaka and Johnson got into it midway through the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game. The two were battling for position during an inbounds play when both lost their cools, starting with a forearm shove from Ibaka and straight right from Johnson that the Raptors big man took on the chin.

Both were ejected from the game after officials separated them.

The incident between DeRozan and Dragic occurred shortly after the final buzzer when the pair were seen jawing at each other near half court. The Heat guard appeared to say something to upset the Raptors all-star, leading DeRozan to shove Dragic before teammates and team officials came between the two to break up the potential tussle.

DeRozan: I didn't have a problem with Dragic until he gave me a look .
DeRozan: I didn't have a problem with Dragic until he gave me a lookFollowing the Miami Heat's chippy 90-89 win over the Toronto Raptors, the two exchanged words and got handsy before DeRozan took a swipe at Dragic and they were pulled apart.

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