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The NBA hands down decisions after the altercation between Patty Mills, Rudy Gay, and JaKarr Sampson

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The league office doles out fines and suspensions for the brief skirmish between the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio Spurs v Indiana Pacers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The NBA has suspended JaKarr Sampson one game without pay for headbutting Patty Mills in Monday night’s matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers.

The league has also fined Patty Mills $25,000 for his role in the altercation and fined Rudy Gay $20,000 for escalating the incident by shoving Sampson.

The conflict began when Mills and Sampson were jockeying for rebound positioning and intensified the following position as the two made contact with each other near the free-throw line.

Patty and Rudy were both assessed a technical foul in the aftermath of the brief quarrel. JaKarr received a Flagrant Foul 2, and the officiating crew immediately ejected him from the game.

Although there was no mention of a fine for Sampson in the official NBA press release, suspension without pay for one game on his $1.8M salary is roughly the equivalent of a $26,150 fine.

The League Office says JaKarr Sampson will serve his one-game suspension on Wednesday night when the Indiana Pacers face the Oklahoma City Thunder at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.