Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) and Sacramento Kings forward Trey Lyles scuffle in the final seconds of the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, March 13, 2023. Both players were ejected from the game. The Bucks won 133-124.
Sacramento Kings forward Trey Lyles was suspended one game without pay and Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez was fined $25,000 for their involvement in an altercation at the end of a game Monday night, the NBA announced Wednesday.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo was dribbling out the clock in the final minute of the Bucks’ 133-124 victory over the Kings when he was fouled by Lyles, who then pushed the two-time MVP. Lopez then confronted Lyles.
Lyles struck Lopez in the face and grabbed and held the 7-footer around the neck area. Both players were ejected from the game.
Lyles will serve his suspension Wednesday when the Kings visit the Chicago Bulls.