Marquese Chriss, Serge Ibaka suspended for fight during Cavs-Raptors game

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton drives against Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

Raptors' Ibaka, Cavaliers' Chriss get heated and throw punches

Getty Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors fouls Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the Toronto Raptors veteran has been suspended for three games while the Cleveland Cavaliers big man has been suspended for one game for their roles in Monday's fight. Chriss was suspended one game. Norman Powell's pass sailed out of bounds at the other end, and Ibaka, who was tangled with Chriss, leaped for it and fell.

Soon enough, Ibaka rose up, chased after Chriss and almost choked him against the stanchion, he was grazed by an Ibaka punch, at which point the Cavs forward fired back with one of his own.

Both were tossed immediately.

Information from ESPN's Bobby Marks and The Associated Press was used in this report. He also relayed that it would be a financial toll on Ibaka. "It's going to cost him a game, probably", Nurse said.

Cleveland's Marquese Chriss and Toronto's Serge Ibaka battle for possession. Toronto (48-20) trails Milwaukee by 2 1/2 games for the best record in the league.

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The Raptors draw the Lakers at home on Thursday, a reeling team they should be able to handle with or without Ibaka's elbow jumpers.

The fight occurred with 0:01 remaining in the third quarter on Monday night.

The Raptors are vying for an Eastern Conference win this season, as their team is second in the East now, with a 48-20 record.

Ibaka played 17 minutes and tallied 8 points, 7 boards and a block. Chris Paul had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Harden had 10 assists and six rebounds.

Chriss went scoreless in 14 minutes of action, recording just 3 rebounds and a block.

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