New York, NY (Sports Network) - New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony has been suspended for one game without pay by the NBA for confronting Boston forward Kevin Garnett following Monday's 102-96 Celtics' win at Madison Square Garden.
The incident occurred in the arena tunnel, near the players' locker rooms, and in the parking garage.
"There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game," NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations. Stu Jackson said. "Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday's game and therefore a suspension was warranted."
Anthony's suspension will be served Thursday, when the Knicks play on the road against the Indiana Pacers. He's averaging a team-leading 29 points along with 6.1 rebounds this season.