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Raptors' Ibaka, Heat's Johnson suspended for throwing punches

12 January 2018, 07:11 | Sandy Nunez

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Josh Richardson Miami Heat

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

The Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors played a thriller on Tuesday night, with the Heat coming out on top due to a layup by Wayne Ellington right before the clock hit zero.

Also Wednesday, the league fined Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan $25,000 and Heat guard Goran Dragic $10,000 for a separate altercation at the end of Tuesday's game. Of that average, 30 per cent come from three-point shots.

With four players out due to injury the Heat with an eight-man rotation and seven of those players scored 11 points or more.

-That 10 game losing streak at IN is finally over. Victor Oladipo filled the stat sheet with a game-high 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals but IN shot an abominable 1-for-18 from beyond the arc.

In all, Adebayo had 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting, a career-high five assists, two boards and a steal.

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"We'll get more information after Friday's game", coach Nate McMillan said.

It was an intense matchup by every definition considering the nature of the game at that point. "They've got a lot of young guys who are playing well".

After reeling off wins in 18 of 19 games from November 11 through December 13, the Cavaliers have stumbled and lost six of their past nine, including a 127-99 shellacking at the hands of Minnesota on Monday, their worst loss of the season.

Thomas, who learned on Wednesday that he had been fined $20,000 after he struck Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins in the face during Monday's game, said Lue does not have to tell the Cleveland players they are performing poorly. "Film doesn't lie and we've just got to be more physical".

"We thought (Shumpert) he was (closer to a return)", Lue said. "He doesn't have to say anything".

"I didn't have no problem with it at first until he looked at me, so who knows?" He sees things when they need to be called.

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