All-Stars Shawn Kemp of the Seattle SuperSonics and Charles Barkley of the Houston Rockets each were suspended for one game and fined by the NBA on Saturday, a day after their teams tangled.
Barkley, fined $2,500, was to miss Saturday night’s game at Portland. Kemp, fined $3,000, will miss today’s game in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
Kemp was penalized for throwing a punch at Houston’s Kevin Willis late in the third quarter of Seattle’s 105-85 win. Kemp was ejected after the altercation, which carries an automatic $1,000 fine.
Barkley was penalized for leaving the bench during the fracas.
There were six technical fouls called in the physical game. Willis was ejected, in addition to Kemp.
On the court
Jeff Hornacek scored 18 points and John Stockton added 17 and eight assists, sending the Utah Jazz to their fifth straight win, 99-84 over the Dallas Mavericks in Salt Lake City.
Jimmy Jackson had 19 points and George McCloud 17 for the Mavericks, who have lost three straight and 11 of their last 15. Dallas played without All-Star forward Chris Gatling, who has a bruised right shoulder.
Utah won for the 12th time in 14 games.
In Portland, Kenny Anderson scored 16 of his season-high 35 points in the third quarter as the Trail Blazers rallied from a 26-point deficit to defeat the Houston Rockets 109-105.
Anderson made a 15-footer with 3:12 left to put the Blazers ahead 103-95, but two free throws by Hakeem Olajuwon with 53.8 seconds remaining brought the Rockets within 105-103.
Isaiah Rider sealed the win by making four free throws in the final 9.8 seconds.
Steve Smith scored 25 points and Mookie Blaylock had 21 as the visiting Atlanta Hawks rolled to an easy 109-89 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Tim Legler, who finished second in the 3-point shooting competition at the NBA All-Star game, strained his right knee during Washington’s game at New Jersey.
Legler had had reconstructive surgery on his right knee and only returned to the lineup two games ago.
Center-forward Alan Henderson, sidelined the entire season with viral pancreatitis, was activated by the Atlanta Hawks. To make room, the Hawks placed forward Tyrone Corbin on the injured list.
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