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Lakers-Rockets brawl: Rondo, Paul, Ingram suspended

Rajon Rondo throws a punch at Chris Paul during the chaotic scene. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) [19659004] The NBA on Sunday suspended Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram four games, Lakers guard Rajon Rondo three games and Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul two games without paying for their roles in an on-court altercation that resulted in punches thrown in Saturday's game, a Person with knowledge of the suspensions told US TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak until the announcement was made official by the league. The suspensions begin immediately, and Paul will miss Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers play San Antonio on Monday. Ingram's announcement was suspended for "aggressively returning to and escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction of Paul, confronting a game official in a hostile manner, and instigating the overall incident by shoving rockets guard James Harden. " The league also confirmed that Rondo spit in Paul's face and was suspended for" instigating a physical altercation with, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at Paul. " Chris Paul, Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo have been ejected after throwing blows in LA – SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 21, 2018 Paul was suspended for poking and making contact with the face of Rondo and throwing multiple punches at him. " In a game that was getting more and more chippy by the minute, frustration boiled over after Ingram fouled Harden. After the whistle,…

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