February 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli was suspended for one game without pay Saturday for initiating an altercation with Toronto's Tyler Hansbrough on Friday night.

Ezeli pushed Hansbrough in the throat after they tangled under the basket late in the third quarter in Golden State's blowout victory in Toronto.

Hansbrough responded by chasing after Ezeli, shoving him and throwing a punch that failed to connect. Both players received double technical fouls and were ejected.

Ezeli will sit out the Warriors' game Sunday night in Boston.

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