The NBA will levy a one-game suspension on Warriors’ center Andrew Bogut for his role in Saturday’s altercation. USA Today was first to report.
Forward Draymond Green, who was the only player ejected, will be fined, team sources said.
Replays show Bogut initiated the scrum when he shoved Portland center Joel Freeland, who had his arm locked while jockeying for a rebound. It appeared Bogut might have thrown a punch, at least a high elbow that scarcely missed landing.
Eventually, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Mo Williams and Wesley Matthews got involved. Then Green would have to be restrained. Williams was reportedly suspended as well.
The Warriors visit New Orleans Tuesday. Back-up center Jermaine O’Neal has missed the last four games with a bruised right knee and a right groin strain. If he can’t go, the Warriors will likely start Marreese Speights at center.
The Warriors will also be without Andre Iguodala, out indefinitely with a strained left hamstring.