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NBA: Indiana's Hibbert, Golden State's Lee get one-game bans

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A late-game scuffle between NBA players that spilled over into seats behind the basket led the NBA to issue one-game bans without pay on Wednesday to Indiana's Roy Hibbert and Golden State's David Lee.

The punishments for instigating the altercation came after the two exchanged shoves in a skirmish that included several other players and saw the pushing contest sprawl into the spectator area behind the basket.

The melee took place Tuesday at Indianapolis with 6:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Pacers' 108-97 victory over Golden State.

NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson also announced that Indiana's Lance Stephenson and the Warriors' Stephen Curry were each fined $35,000 for escalating the incident.

Hibbert will miss Indiana's home game on Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers while Lee will miss Golden State's game Wednesday at New York.

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