League Adds to Suns' Woes

Amare, Diaw suspended for leaving bench after Horry's flagrant foul
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 16, 2007 6:29 AM CDT
Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, right, of Canada,goes after San Antonio Spurs forward Robert Horry (5) in the fourth quarter of their second round playoff basketball game in San Antonio, Monday, May 14,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Two of the Suns' most valuable big men will miss Game 5 for briefly leaving the bench after Robert Horry's grotesque foul against Steve Nash, who was thrown against the scorer's table Monday. An NBA rule states that a player who leaves "the immediate vicinity of the bench" during an altercation automatically receives a suspension.

Horry, who has averaged 3.9 points per game for the Spurs, is suspended for two games. Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw will sit out one each. Nash, who also had his nose bloodied by Tony Parker's forehead in Game 1 and his groin kneed by Bruce Bowen in Game 3, told ESPN he was too "disgusted" to comment.