Houston Rockets' Jabari Smith Jr. reacts after getting a technical...

Houston Rockets' Jabari Smith Jr. reacts after getting a technical foul against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 14, 2024, in Houston. The Rockets won 135-119. Credit: AP/David J. Phillip

NEW YORK — Utah guard Kris Dunn was suspended two games and Houston's Jabari Smith Jr. was banned a game Sunday by the NBA after their fight a night earlier.

The two were away from the ball when they began grabbing and shoving each other Saturday with 11:55 remaining in the second quarter of the Rockets' 147-119 victory in Houston. The NBA penalized Dunn for initiating the altercation and throwing a punch in giving him the lengthier punishment.

Dunn will sit out a home game Monday against Dallas and Wednesday against San Antonio. Smith will miss Houston's home game against Portland on Monday.

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