Kevin Garnett suspended one game, Dwight Howard fined $15,000 for altercation Monday

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It was pretty obvious this was coming.

An incident that escalated fast enough to impress Ron Burgundy — which was capped by Kevin Garnett head butting Dwight Howard — has led to the league suspending Garnett one game and fining Howard, the league announced on Tuesday.

Garnett will serve his suspension Wednesday when the Nets face the Grizzlies.

Howard was fined $15,000 for what the league called “pushing Garnett in the neck area.”

Howard and Garnett have a history of little incidents going back to when Howard’s Magic and Garnett’s Celtics were two of the top teams in the East. With Monday night’s incident there were words where after the play when Howard pushed KG away and said “Get the —- off me” and KG responded by throwing the ball. Howard turned and said “What ya gonna do?” and that’s when the head butt comes.

This was the right call by the league in both cases. KG had to sit for that one.