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NBA Suspends Ilgauskas, Ostertag

January 19, 2004

NEW YORK (AP) _ Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Utah’s Greg Ostertag were suspended for one game by the NBA on Monday for fighting.

Ostertag sat out Monday’s game between the Jazz and Golden State. Ilgauskas will miss the Cavaliers’ game Tuesday against Seattle.

The two centers tangled near the baseline after Ostertag fouled Ilgauskas in the third quarter Saturday night. Ilgauskas and Ostertag faced off, and the shoving and punching started before the 7-footers were pulled apart.

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