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Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

Hawks’ Pachulia, Magic’s Richardson both suspended for Game 4


The only real question was would it be one game or two.

The answer is one. The league announced a one-game suspension for both Zaza Pachulia of Atlanta and Jason Richardson of Orlando for their scuffle in the fourth quarter of Game 3 Wednesday. Both will sit out Game 4 Sunday.

The whole thing started when Pachulia gave a hard but clean foul to Dwight Howard as he went in to score, and Howard gave Zaza a sneaky little elbow back to the face on the follow through (Howard did get a deserved technical for that once the refs saw the video). Pachulia — a perennial instigator — stood up to Howard and that is when Richardson rushed in to protect the Magic star. The scuffle itself was a lot of open handed nonsense.

Usually, you would call this trade a win for Atlanta — it loses a backup center who doesn’t play a big role, Orlando loses its third leading scorer and a starter. Except, Richardson has been terrible shooting this series — 26.7 percent from three — and J.J. Redick will replace him. Who has brought more energy the last few games but is just 1-of-9 from three. So this could work out for Orlando. Or not.

Game 4 pretty much is a must-win on the road for the Magic, who trail the Hawks 2-1 in the series.

Magic’s Quentin Richardson suspended two games

Orlando Magic's Quentin Richardson, Left, Grabs The Face Of Charlotte Bobcats' Gerald Henderson, Rear, As Kwame Brown,

Orlando did some bargain shopping, stopping by the two-for-one suspension sale the NBA League Office was throwing.

Orlando’s Quentin Richardson has been suspended two games for a two-and shove to the face of Jason Richardson in the fourth quarter Wednesday night. He will sit out Sunday against Chicago and Monday against the 76ers, the league announced.

Dwight Howard also will be suspended for Sunday’s game after picking up his 18th technical.

With 8:30 remaining in the fourth quarter Wednesday, Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson was trying to go baseline and Richardson was playing physical defense on him. Richardson was called for a foul and after the whistle Henderson and Richardson went chest-to-chest jawing at each other.

Then Richardson did a two-hand shove to the face of Henderson. It was blatant. Richardson was ejected, Henderson got a technical