BREAKING NEWS : NBA Suspends Jazz Guard Kris Dunn For Two Games After

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz guard Kris Dunn has been suspended for two games after fighting Houston Rockets player Jabari Smith Jr. during a game.

NBA suspends Kris Dunn.
The NBA confirmed Dunn’s ban on Sunday, March 24.

The fight occurred during Utah’s loss in Houston the day before. Smith Jr. was also suspended for his involvement in the altercation with Dunn.

On Sunday, the league released the following statement on Dunn and Smith Jr.’s punishments.

“Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations, announced today that Utah Jazz guard Kris Dunn has been suspended two games without pay for starting an altercation and throwing a punch at Houston Rockets forward Jabari Smith Jr., who has already been suspended one game for fighting with Dunn. The incident occurred with 11:55 remaining in the second quarter of the Rockets’ 147-119 victory over the Jazz at the Toyota Center on Saturday, March 23. Both Dunn and Smith Jr. were given technical fouls and dismissed. Dunn will begin serving his suspension on Monday, March 25, when the Jazz host the Dallas Mavericks. Smith Jr. will serve his sentence that night, when the Rockets face the Portland Trail Blazers.

Rockets star Jabari Smith Jr. scuffles with Jazz guard Kris Dunn just days  after teammate Dillon Brooks' fight with the Bulls' DeMar DeRozan... but  Houston and Utah players fail to connect any

The Jazz lost 147-119 against the Rockets on Saturday night.

Before being ejected, Dunn had two points on 1-3 field goals. He also had one rebound in six minutes on the court.
Dunn will miss Utah’s next game, which is at home against Dallas. He will also miss the Jazz’s game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 27.

In aftermath of fight, NBA suspends Houston's Jabari Smith Jr. for Monday's  game vs. Portland - Yahoo Sports
Kris Dunn & the Utah Jazz this season
This season, the Providence product has averaged 5.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 1.0 steals in 18.6 minutes per game. He has appeared in 62 games this season.

With the loss, the Jazz dropped to 29-42 this season. Utah now has the NBA’s ninth-worst record.

Utah plays the Mavericks on March 25 at 7 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised on KJZZ, Jazz+, NBA League Pass, KSL Sports Zone (97.5 FM),, and the KSL Sports mobile app.

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