Wizards’ Felix, Morris suspended 1 game for leaving bench
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Washington Wizards guard Carrick Felix and forward Markieff Morris for one game each for leaving the bench area during a fight.
The league announced the discipline on Sunday. It stems from an altercation that occurred Friday night between the Wizards and Warriors, when Washington guard Bradley Beal grabbed Golden State forward Draymond Green around the neck.
Beal, who was ejected for initiating the fight, has been fined $50,000. Green, who confronted Beal and was ejected for fighting, has been fined $25,000.
Also, Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been fined $15,000 for entering the altercation.
With 19.5 seconds left in the second quarter, Beal held the front of Green’s jersey with his left hand while grabbing Green around the jaw with his right. That enraged Green, and they became entangled with arms around each other. It was Green’s second technical of the game.
“A little confused. I don’t know how you get fined 25 grand for being attacked. It seemed like maybe there’s some prior reputation involved,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “There’s some curious stuff in there. It looked to me like Oubre came out there running into the crowd and caused a lot more. Draymond he was the one who was attacked in the first place. So it seems like maybe those fines could have been reversed.”
The defending champions won the game at Oracle Arena, 120-117.
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