He did that at the end of the Raptors’ Game 3 win in Toronto. Jones was in the paint battling for a meaningless rebound with Bismack Biyombo and gave him a clean shot to the, well, as Biyombo said after the game “the nuts.” That’s going to cost him a one-game suspension, the league announced. Jones cannot play Monday in Game 4 of this series. You can get a better look at the shot in this Vine.
Losing Jones is no big deal for the Cavaliers, he’s not part of their regular rotation, he only plays during garbage time.
The fine is not going to hit Jones that hard — remember he signed at the very end of the regular season and made just $8,819 for the season.
Raptors coach Dwane Casey picked up a $25,000 fine from the league for his comments after the game that the Raptors — Biyombo in particular — was not getting calls. He had to know he was getting fines the second he said this:
“[Biyombo] is not getting the calls. We shoot zero free throws in the fourth quarter. Zero. He’s getting hit. There’s one play where they almost have a brawl. He gets killed on that play. I don’t know if he’s getting hit because of how physical and tough he is, but he’s getting cracked…. Again, I’m going to say this: I think he gets hit almost on every rebound and putback there is, and he just doesn’t get the calls, whether he’s rolling to the bucket, and we’ve just got to have consistency with that.”
Casey was willing to take the fine to make the point. We’ll see if the calls are a little different in Game 4.