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Warriors co-owner suspended for pushing Toronto player

OAKLAND – Klay Thompson is set to return from a left hamstring injury for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

On the Toronto side, Kyle Lowry says the Warriors executive who shoved him in Game 3 should not be allowed to be part of the league going forward. The NBA is in partial agreement, banning Mark Stevens from NBA games for one year.  Here’s more from Thursday’s sportscast:

Stevens is a Warriors investor who made contact with the Raptors’ guard after Lowry dove into the seats for a loose ball. Lowry says Stevens is “not a good look for the ownership group that they have” with Golden State. He’s also thankful for the support he’s gotten from other NBA players, including LeBron James.

The NBA also fined Stevens $500,000 for the incident.

Paul Cicala

Paul Cicala

Paul Cicala is a 2-time winner of the prestigious"Edward R. Murrow Award" for his reporting/anchoring in news & sports. Paul Cicala has also been nominated for multiple EMMY's. Cicala has won the "Best Sportscaster" category in Tucson the last 3 years (voted on by readers of "Tucson Weekly"). Cicala is a native Tucsonan who specialized in border stories during his earlier career as a news reporter in this market, and now concentrates mainly on sports stories (with an occasional special report and/or feature story on life in Tucson & the Sonoran Desert).
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