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NBA Gives Harsh Penalties in Detroit Crowd Brawl

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NBA Gives Harsh Penalties in Detroit Crowd Brawl

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NBA Gives Harsh Penalties in Detroit Crowd Brawl

NBA Gives Harsh Penalties in Detroit Crowd Brawl

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The NBA has handed down stiff penalties for what some call the worst brawl in the league's history. Commissioner David Stern said the season-long suspension of Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest and other penalties are meant to prevent another incident like that with the Detroit Pistons Friday.

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NPR's Tom Goldman, sports correspondent