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Suspensions, fine follow Hawks / Knicks fight

Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:19 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2011 3:22 pm
 
Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams and New York Knicks forward Shawne Williams have been suspended, while Josh Smith has been fined after a crazy game between the two teams on Friday night. Posted by Ben Golliver. josh-smith

The fallout from Friday night's ridiculous game between the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks continues, 48 hours later.

On Friday, we noted that the two teams got into a bit of a fight, with Hawks forward Marvin Williams and Knicks forward Shawne Williams exchanging punches. 

On Saturday, the NBA announced that it had suspended both Marvin Williams and Shawne Williams.
The Atlanta Hawks’ Marvin Williams has been suspended two games without pay for throwing punches and fighting with the New York Knicks’ Shawne Williams, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.  Shawne Williams has been suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch during the altercation.
The incident occurred with 43.7 seconds remaining in the fourth period of the Hawks’ 111-102 win over the Knicks at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Marvin Williams will serve his suspension during the Hawks’ next two games: tonight at the Dallas Mavericks and Wednesday, February 2 vs. the Toronto Raptors.   Shawne Williams will serve his suspension tomorrow when the Knicks play host to the Detroit Pistons
On Sunday, the NBA also announced that Hawks forward Josh Smith has been fined for making an obscene gesture not related to the fight.
Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has been fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. 
The incident occurred with 3:44 remaining in the fourth period of the Hawks’ 111-102 win over the New York Knicks at Philips Arena in Atlanta on January 28.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution describes the incident in question fairly hilariously.
Smith made a motion near his groin area as he ran back up the court. Television cameras captured the incident.
Philips Arena fans sure got their money's worth on this one. The Hawks wound up beating the Knicks, 111-102.
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