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Marvin and Shawne Williams suspended after Friday's flare up


Posted Jan 29 2011 2:39PM

NEW YORK, January 29, 2011 -- The Atlanta Hawks' Marvin Williams has been suspended two games without pay for throwing punches and fighting with the New York Knicks' Shawne Williams, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Shawne Williams has been suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch during the altercation.

The incident occurred with 43.7 seconds remaining in the fourth period of the Hawks' 111-102 win over the Knicks at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

Marvin Williams will serve his suspension during the Hawks' next two games: tonight at the Dallas Mavericks and Wednesday, February 2 vs. the Toronto Raptors. Shawne Williams will serve his suspension tomorrow when the Knicks play host to the Detroit Pistons.

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