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Jimmy Butler, four other players suspended after Heat-Pelicans melee

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2024
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Jimmy Butler, two Miami Heat teammates and two members of the New Orleans Pelicans will miss some time after their teams got into a fracas during a game Friday. Butler and Pelicans forward Naji Marshall, who briefly grabbed at each other’s throats during the melee, were each suspended one game without pay by the NBA. In a statement Sunday, the league said the two players were being punished for “instigating and engaging in an on-court altercation.” The NBA handed three-game bans to Heat center Thomas Bryant and Pelicans guard Jose...

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