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Effect of Rafer Alston and Derek Fisher Suspensions on Each Team’s Game 3

Published by on May 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers will be without their starting point guards, Rafer Alston and Derek Fisher, Friday night for their respective Game 3's due to their suspension directly resulting in each players' transgression.

Fisher received his suspension based on his flagrant 2 foul on Houston's Luis Scola. Fisher saw Scola set up for a pick and brutally elbowed him in the chest, resulting in Scola flying backwards.

Alston received a technical foul after Eddie House has made a three-point field goal. At this time, Alston slapped House in the back of the head, leading to a confrontation between the two, in which House also received a technical foul.

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