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Miami Heat players Caleb Martin, Nikola Jovic suspended over scuffle with Toronto Raptors’ Christian Koloko

MIAMI — The NBA introduced Sunday evening that Miami Heat players Caleb Martin and Nikola Jovice have been suspended for one recreation following an on-court mud up with Toronto Raptors middle Christian Koloko.

In a written assertion, the league mentioned in a press release that the players would serve their suspensions through the Oct. 24 recreation towards the Raptors.

The Heat managed to defeat the Raptors Saturday evening throughout a recreation interrupted by the altercation.

Koloko and Martin had been each ejected with 7:46 left within the third quarter. 

They had been jostling for a rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Siakam, and Martin was whistled for a foul. Koloko wound up on the ground, and Martin stepped towards him because the Raptors’ rookie rapidly bounced to his toes.

In a flash, they had been tangled, Martin showing to drive Koloko right into a row of seats that toppled backward. Players from each groups rapidly rushed to that spot, which was simply a few toes in entrance of the Heat bench. The recreation was stopped for a number of minutes whereas referees reviewed the play and crews used towels to mop up the realm.

“There was a lot of plays leading up to it,” Martin mentioned. “It was a chippy game.”

Said Koloko: “I just stood up for myself and I get ejected. That’s what happened.”

The NBA assertion mentioned that Koloko was fined $15,000 for grabbing Martin through the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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