NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony was suspended for 15 games and six other players were penalized as commissioner David Stern came down hard on the Knicks and Nuggets after the brawl which broke out at Madison Square Garden. Nate Robinson and J.R. Smith each got 10 games for their part in the altercation. Stern also fined each organization $500,000, an unprecedented amount in the NBA. Knicks coach Isaiah Thomas, and Nuggets coach George Karl both citing the other as the instigator of the event, did not receive fines.
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