Marvin Williams and Shawne Williams receive suspensions for rough housing


So like we said, that fracas last night in the Knicks-Hawks game was was severe enough to land a few suspensions. The NBA has suspended Marvin Williams of the Hawks two games and Shawne Williams of the Knicks one game for ‘scuffling and tuffling’ as I like to imagine Clyde Frazier would say.

The two got into it, but it’s nice that it didn’t escalate. Amar’e Stoudemire and Al Horford actually did a good job of separating their teams, even if Stoudemire apparently had some issues with Horford.

As for who was responsible? Here’s a shocker, both sides blame the other! From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“It kind of escalated so quickly,” Al said. “I was running by and I tried to get in there without getting hit. Marvin is a great guy. Shawne really had to get under his skin for Marvin to react like that, or do something to him.”

via Atlanta Hawks: Hawks 111, Knicks 102 | Atlanta Hawks.

And from the New York Daily News:

“Cocking your fist and throwing a punch are totally different,” Shawne said. “I know for a fact that he threw a couple of punches at me.”

via Shawne Williams, Marvin Williams fight, Knicks lose to Hawks, suffer hangover from LeBron, Heat.

Well, then. As long as we’re all being adults about this.