Chris Paul not suspended for confrontation with official
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul escaped a suspension for confronting an official late in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The NBA announced Monday that Paul would be fined $35,000 for his actions, but there would be no further punishment for the Houston point guard.
The NBA announces Chris Paul was fined $35,000 for aggressively confronting and recklessly making contact with a game official. No suspension.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) April 29, 2019
There was some speculation that Paul made contact with an official late in Game 1 during a dispute that got him a second technical and an ejection. Paul had made it quite clear that he felt any contact was incidental, and the league clearly agreed with him. He’ll be lighter in the wallet, but will be free to play in Game 2.