PHOENIX, May 16 (UPI) -- Phoenix Coach Mike D'Antoni Wednesday angrily lambasted the NBA for suspending two of his players for Wednesday night's playoff game against San Antonio.
Suns forwards Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw were suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal series in Phoenix after an incident in Game 4 Monday night.
Stu Jackson, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, said Stoudemire and Diaw were suspended for leaving "the immediate vicinity of their bench" during an altercation.
D'Antoni told the Arizona Republic the suspensions had "no shred of fairness. To suspend (Diaw) for going to Nash and looking (out of) curiosity, that's a little harsh."