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Acy called the incident “a learning experience for me,’’ adding he watched the replay. “Obviously nobody wants to get suspended, hey, what can I do?” Acy said at the morning shootaround. “I fouled him hard. The foul was unnecessary. I didn’t have to foul him that hard. Which is why I kept walking towards him and was about to help him up. He got up and pushed. Anybody’s initial reaction is to react. But then I stopped myself and tried to grab him.’’ New York Post

League disciplinarian Rod Thorn was in a holiday spirit in banning Acy just one game despite the fact he went after a league superstar on national TV. Thorn told The Post he didn’t consider it “a real fight.’’ Acy’s role as a Knicks enforcer keeps growing as he has made a number of hard fouls this season. “It was Christmas Day,’’ Acy said. “It didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. It is what it is. Nobody wants to get suspended, but what can I do now?’’ New York Post

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Young surprisingly did not draw an NBA-imposed suspension despite shoving his right forearm to the throat of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in Friday’s game. Young was soon called for a flagrant foul 2 and ejected. “I’m a nice guy, man,” Young boasted before playing in the Lakers’ 108-101 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena. “‘Swaggy P’ don’t get fined!” Los Angeles Daily News

“I don’t try to get into what the league thinks,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “I just knew that when I didn’t hear anything today that it was good news. Normally, you don’t hear the league calling you and saying, ‘He’s not suspended.’ I didn’t think it was enough to warrant a suspension. But I also understand the rules about above the shoulders.” Los Angeles Daily News

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