Cavaliers' Jones gets one-game ban for hit on Biyombo

NEW YORK, USA – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Sunday, May 22 (Monday morning, May 23 in Manila) for striking Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin.

The incident happened with 17.6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 99-84 Toronto home victory over the Cavaliers, which snapped Cleveland's 10-game win streak to open the playoffs.


The Cavaliers still have a 2-1 lead over the Raptors in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference finals with game 4 – the contest Jones will miss – later Monday in Toronto.

Democratic Republic of Congo center Biyombo pulled down 26 rebounds in a dominating performance Saturday, matching the most by any player in an NBA playoff game since 1984.

The league also fined Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey $25,000 for public criticism of officiating in his post-game news conference. –