Salt Lake City – Denver Nuggets dismissed the possibility of a one-time suspension of three key beginners, including the star center Nicolas Djokic, due to leaving the bench zone during a physical confrontation between Utah Jazz. Center Mason Plumlee
Favors and Plumlee were thrown out after the exchange led them to a fight under the basket with 2:46 in the first quarter of Jazz 114-108 on Wednesday. that Jokic, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray have violated the rule prohibiting players who are not participating in the game from leaving the immediate vicinity of the bench during a strike. The violators of the rule are automatically subjected to a one-time suspension and a fine of $ 50,000. "I have no doubt that our boys have stayed where they were supposed to stay."
Yokic stepped out of the Nuggets bench and took a few steps down the baseline to the fight. He did not step on the court and did not stand up against anyone before being pulled by the Nuggets Assistant. He seemed confused by a question of potential discipline from the league's office.
"I was not in court," said Jokic, who had 28 points, 21
Harris and Murray also took steps. "I did not do anything," Harris said. "I took a few steps, I mean, it's natural, the fans took a few steps, you see [something] as what is happening, you obviously want to go to your teammates, so it's just a natural reaction to [want to] step there, and I'm trying to do something, but the boys in the court have done a good job. "
Fractions happened when Favors and Plumlee were entangled under the basket. The servants grabbed Plumley's hand, and they exchanged rigid tugs after getting stuck in the faces of others. Several other players helped split the two before kicks were thrown.
Will Barton of Denver and Royce Neal of Utah also received technical fouls after the incident.
"Unfortunately, this incident escalates as it happens," Malone said. said. "Before that happened, from my point of view it could be seen very clearly that Derrick was favorably pulling Mason's hand, then it just broke out, it would be nice to do that when it did, but that's part of NBA, it's happening. "
The next Nuggets game is at home on Friday against the Phoenix Sun.