LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo, and Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight.

Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three and Paul two. The NBA handed down the punishments a day after the incident in the fourth quarter in Los Angeles.

The incident is costliest to Paul, who will be fined $491,782. Paul is president of the NBA Players’ Association. He began serving the suspension Sunday night when the Clippers played the Rockets. Rondo will be fined a total of $186,207. Ingram’s total is $158,816.

Houston Coach Mike D’Antoni disagreed with the severity of Paul’s penalty.

“It’s just not equitable,” he said. “If you wanted to suspend him one (game) I get it, just to make a statement. Then you’re talking monetarily, he’s paying three times more than the other guys are paying for missing games? That doesn’t seem to be right.”

Ingram and Rondo will start their suspensions Monday night when the Lakers meet San Antonio.

The league said Ingram was suspended for aggressively escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction of Paul, confronting referee Jason Phillips in a hostile manner and instigating the overall incident by shoving Rockets guard James Harden.

Rondo was suspended for instigating a physical altercation with Paul, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at him. Paul was suspended for poking at and making contact with Rondo’s face, and throwing multiple punches at him.


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