San Francisco Chronicle

Brooks suspended for 18th technical


NEW YORK — The NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks for one game without pay for his 18th technical foul this season.

Joe Dumars, the league's executive vice president and head of basketball operations, announced the suspension Tuesday. Brooks also was suspended for a loss against the Clippers on March 5 after receiving his 16th technical foul in a loss to Denver on March 3.

Brooks earned his latest suspension Monday with 7:26 left in the third quarter of the Grizzlies' 112-108 win over Dallas. He dunked, and then danced his way back down the court.

He will sit out Wednesday night's game against Houston and risks another one-game suspension if he picks up two more technical fouls.

Brooks also was fined $35,000 by the NBA last week for shoving a camera person while chasing a loose ball during a loss in Miami.


Rookie Pablo Banchero had 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and Orlando beat Washington at home.

Orlando won for the first time in eight games against Washington. Gary Harris scored 22 points for the Magic, and Franz Wagner had 20 points. Reserve guard Cole Anthony finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists.


Donovan Mitchell had five 3-pointers and one sensationa­l slam dunk among his 31 points, and Cleveland opened a big lead in the third quarter and held on for a victory over host Brooklyn.

Caris LeVert added 18 points for the Cavaliers in the opener of a two-game series. Cleveland led by only six after a competitiv­e first half, but quickly blew it open in the third en route to its seventh win in nine games.


Bogdan Bogdanovic sank three 3-pointers in a 16-0 run early in the second half that allowed Atlanta to extend its lead to double digits for the first time and beat struggling Detroit at home.

Trae Young had 30 points and 12 assists for the Hawks (36-36), who are eighth in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Hawks completed their first four-game season series sweep of the Pistons since 1993-94.


Brandon Ingram scored 32 points, along with seven assists as New Orleans cruised to an easy win over hapless San Antonio.

The Spurs, who entered the game with the third worst record in the NBA, struggled to find the bottom of the net. San Antonio hit just 34.5 percent of its shots from the floor and missing eight of their 19 free throw attempts in scoring its fewest points in a game this season..

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