Dillon Brooks suspended 1 game, Donovan Mitchell fined $20K for Friday night scuffle

Feb 2, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) fights with Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) during the second half at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Both players were ejected. Photo credit © Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell has been suspended $20,000 for his role in an on-court altercation with Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks during the Cavs' 128-113 Friday night win at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

Brooks was suspended for one game without pay for his role in the fight, which occurred at the 5:48 mark of the third quarter in Friday's game. Brooks, after falling to the floor on a missed layup attempt, appeared to try to strike Mitchell in the groin area, as explained by NBA Communications, "in an unsportsmanlike manner."

Mitchell then threw the game ball at Brooks before shoving him, leading to an altercation between multiple players for both teams. Both Brooks and Mitchell were subsequently ejected for their actions, with Brooks receiving a Flagrant 2 foul, and Mitchell a technical foul.

Mitchell spoke in Friday's postgame press conference, criticizing Brooks and calling for the NBA to take action on the matter.

"That's just who he is," said Mitchell. "We've seen it a bunch in this league with him. ... Quite frankly, I've been busting his a-- for years. Playoffs, regular season. The one game he does an all right job on me today, he decides to do something like that. There's no place for that in the game."

Brooks will serve his suspension on Sunday, Feb. 5 during Memphis's home game against the Toronto Raptors.

Cleveland, who moved to 32-22 on the season with the Friday win, will travel to Indianapolis for a Sunday (5 p.m.) game with the Pacers.

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