Suspensions total 47 games from Knicks-Nuggets fight

Updated: December 20, 2006, 12:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The NBA came down hard on the New York Knicks and the Denver Nuggets for brawling, and no player involved was spared.

Not Carmelo Anthony, the NBA's leading scorer, who got the harshest punishment, a 15-game suspension. And not the teams themselves, who were fined an unprecedented half-million dollars each Monday.

"We have set up the goal of eliminating fighting from our game. We haven't eliminated it completely," Commissioner David Stern said in meting ...

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