The NBA is approaching a historic playoff weekend, as three decisive Game 7s are set to be played on Saturday, with three more possibly on Sunday, pending the outcome of Friday’s games. Unfortunately, the NBA has decided to ruin at least one of those games — and perhaps the most compelling one of all — by suspending Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph.
The league suspended Randolph for punching Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams during Game 6 Thursday night — a decision it had every right to do so considering Z-Bo delivered a close-fisted jab in Adams’ direction. But still, it’s the playoffs, man!
Grizzlies F Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 for punching Steven Adams during Thursday’s Game 6 loss.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 2, 2014
In a related story, congratulations to the Thunder on making it to the second round for the fourth year in a row.