The NBA suspended Toronto Raptors duo Fred VanVleet and DeAndre' Bembry, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker one game for leaving the bench area during an on-court altercation Tuesday, the league announced Thursday.
Anunoby and Harrell were ejected following the first-quarter incident. After Dennis Schroder fouled him on a drive, the Raptors forward grabbed the Lakers guard's leg and threw him to the ground. That prompted a strong reaction from Harrell, who then shoved Gary Trent Jr. off of Schroder.
The NBA deemed Anunoby as the incident's initiator, explaining why his fine was higher than Harrell's.
Players from both teams quickly stepped in to separate all parties involved. However, off-court players are strictly forbidden from leaving the bench during altercations.
Bembry and Horton-Tucker will both serve their suspensions Thursday, when the Raptors and Lakers face the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat, respectively. However, VanVleet, who didn't play Tuesday and is currently out with a hip injury, will need to be cleared to play first before his suspension takes effect.
The Raptors guard responded on Twitter to the news of his punishment.