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Archive for Tuesday, January 20, 2004

NBA benches Ilgauskas, Ostertag for fighting

January 20, 2004

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— Cleveland's Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Utah's Greg Ostertag were suspended for one game by the NBA Monday for fighting.

Ostertag, a Kansas University product, sat out Monday's game between the Jazz and Golden State. Ilgauskas will miss the Cavaliers' game tonight against Seattle.

The two centers tangled near the baseline after Ostertag fouled Ilgauskas in the third quarter Saturday night. Ilgauskas and Ostertag faced off, and the shoving and punching started before the 7-footers were pulled apart.

Ilgauskas said he didn't have any remorse about throwing a punch at Ostertag. He didn't connect.

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