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Pachulia and Richardson suspended one game for fighting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Zaza Pachulia of the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic's Jason Richardson have each been suspended one game for fighting in a protracted exchange during the playoffs, the NBA said on Saturday.

Pachulia and Richardson were both ejected late in Friday's 88-84 win at home by the Hawks in Game Three after an altercation triggered when Orlando's Dwight Howard swung his elbow after a foul.

Richardson countered by shoving Pachulia in the face before he was pulled away by Howard.

Pachulia and Richardson will each serve their suspensions on Sunday when the Hawks, who lead the best-of-seven series 2-1, host the Magic for Game Four.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes; Editing by Steve Keating)