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Ingram's missed punch may have helped him (1:24)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ingram will miss the next four games against San Antonio, at Phoenix, against Denver and at San Antonio. He will return next Monday at Minnesota. Lonzo Ball could start against the Spurs, Suns and Nuggets in place of the suspended Rajon Rondo. Luke Walton could insert Kyle Kuzma into the starting lineup for Ingram. Lance Stephenson likely will get a bump in minutes with Rondo and Ingram suspended. Michael Beasley also could see more action after playing two minutes against Portland and logging a DNP against Houston.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA suspended Brandon Ingram for four games and Rajon Rondo for three games. Chris Paul was suspended for two games. The NBA says Ingram's suspension was for "aggressively returning to and escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction of Paul, confronting a game official in a hostile manner, and instigating the overall incident by shoving Rockets guard James Harden." Rondo's suspension was for "instigating a physical altercation with, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at, Paul." And Paul's suspension was for "poking at and making contact with the face of Rondo, and throwing multiple punches at him."

Windhorst: Ingram receives 'most severe penalty' after brawl (2:09)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The four game suspension by Brandon Ingram is the most (on-court) since the 7 game suspension when Metta World Peace took out James Harden in April 2012. Ironically that also occurred at the Staples Center. The NBA clearly sent a message today with all three suspensions.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Here are the financial implications from the altercation between Houston and the Lakers: Brandon Ingram will be fined $158,817 for the four games suspended. Rajon Rondo will be fined $186,207 for three games suspended. Chris Paul will be fined $491,781 for the two games suspended. The suspension is based on total salary divided by 145. In addition, Houston will receive a $245,891 credit that will be applied to their luxury tax at the end of the season.

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8hAdrian Wojnarowski

Ingram, Rondo, Paul get suspended for melee

Brandon Ingram was suspended four games, Rajon Rondo three and Chris Paul two for their parts in a brawl between the Lakers and Rockets on Saturday.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if Rajon Rondo spit on Chris Paul, Lakers coach Luke Walton said, "no."

Close-up video appears to capture Rondo spitting (1:00)

Running commentary from LeBron's LA debut

Brian Windhorst and Andrew Han record from LA for LeBron James' Laker debut and chat with Rachel Nichols on the fight (33:00), Adrian Wojnarowski on the construction of the Lakers (20:50), Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce for early impressions (30:00) and much more.

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12hAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: NBA looking at Rondo spitting video

The NBA is looking at a video that appears to show Lakers guard Rajon Rondo spitting at the Rockets' Chris Paul before a fight ensues, sources told ESPN.

Stephen A. says Ingram should get 'stiffest suspension' (1:55)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

"I hope everyone doesn't get fined," former Laker Metta World Peace to The Undefeated. "It was a fight. It was unfortunate. The first time they've ever thrown punches. They shouldn't do it. It happened. I've never seen them fight before... I don't think anyone should be suspended."

Russillo: I liked the fight (1:47)
Lonzo says he is ready to go if Rondo is suspended (0:56)
McGee on Ingram: 'You poke a bear, you're bound to get bit' (0:54)
LeBron says Lakers home debut was 'great' (0:39)
LeBron says scuffle didn't determine outcome (0:26)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on the Lakers challenging the Rockets: "We got a long way to go to get to the Rockets [level]."

LeBron's home debut ends in defeat (0:59)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets' side of the story is Rajon Rondo started this by spitting on Chris Paul. Several Lakers players did not know if that was the case when told what some of the Rockets were saying.

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