Bucks' Sanders out two games for fracas against Pacers

Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:39pm EDT

Sweat drips off of the chin of Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders as he watches a teammate attempt a free throw against the New York Knicks during the first half in their NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Sweat drips off of the chin of Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders as he watches a teammate attempt a free throw against the New York Knicks during the first half in their NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 11, 2012.

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(Reuters) - Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders has been suspended for two games for initiating an altercation that resulted in fines for two Indiana Pacers, the National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Friday.

Sanders was banned for initiating an altercation, failing to leave the court in a timely manner and other actions after his ejection during the fourth quarter of the Bucks' 118-109 road loss to Indiana on Thursday, the NBA said in a statement.

The Pacers' Danny Granger and David West were both fined $25,000 for "instigating and adding to the escalation of an on-court incident."

Sanders earned an ejection from the game after picking up his second technical foul when he ran into Granger.

He then exchanged words with Indiana's George Hill, pointed his finger in West's face and was restrained by his team mates when he acted as if he was going after the Pacers power forward.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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