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NBA Fines Ilgauskas, Diop For Melee Against Wizards

NEW YORK (AP) - Thursday night's head-butting in Cleveland has caused headaches for both players involved.

NBA officials on Friday suspended Washington Wizards center Jahidi White for one game without pay and fined him $7,500 for deliberately head-butting Zydrunas Ilgauskas of the Cavaliers.

Ilgauskas also was fined $5,000 for his actions in the Wizards' 93-92 road victory.

Cavs center DeSagana Diop also received an automatic one-game suspension without pay and was fined $5,000 for leaving the immediate vicinity of the team bench.

White and Ilgauskas went face-to-face in the fourth quarter before White head-butted Ilgauskas.

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