Michael Singer, USA TODAY The NBA suspended Cleveland Cavs guard Dahntay Jones one game without pay for striking Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin late in Saturday’s Game 3, the league announced on Sunday.
Jones, who’s averaged less than three minutes in seven postseason games for the Cavs, entered late in Saturday’s eventual Raptors win and caught Biyombo with a closed hand. The incident occurred with just 17.6 seconds left, and the game was all but over by that point. The Raptors went on to win 99-84, but they still trail in the series 2-1.
Not that losing Jones would have any significant effect on the Cavaliers’ rotation, but he’ll be suspended for Monday’s Game 4. It wasn’t the only incident from Game 3.Raptors coach Dwane Casey was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officiating in the Eastern Conference finals