The NBA announced on Sunday afternoon that Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler, forward Nikola Jovic, and New Orleans Pelicans forward Naji Marshall have been suspended one game for their incident that occurred during Friday night's game in New Orleans. Additionally, Heat center Thomas Bryant and Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado have been suspended three games for leaving the bench area during the on-court altercation that broke out between the two teams.

After Zion Williamson was fouled by Kevin Love, resulting in Williamson falling hard to the ground, a scuffle broke out behind the scenes between the two teams. At the center of it all were Marshall and Butler, as the Pelicans forward grabbed Butler's neck, causing matters to escalate quickly.

The two teams began shoving and pushing one another, leading to both bench areas being involved. Alvarado and Bryant, who both left the bench area, ended up causing more problems, resulting in their harsher suspension. Jovic, who also left the bench area, was seen shouting at and trying to push his way towards the Pelicans bench along with Bryant. After the two teams were separated, Bryant was the one who once again escalated matters, leading to Alvarado's involvement from the Pelicans' bench.

Butler, Marshall, Alvarado, and Bryant were all ejected from Friday night's game for their antics in the altercation.

The Pelicans are set to play the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night, a game in which Alvarado will miss as he begins his suspension. Marshall will also miss this contest due to his one-game suspension. Bryant will begin his suspension for the Heat on Monday night when the team visits the Sacramento Kings. Butler and Jovic will serve their suspensions that night as well.