Stern defends Stoudemire, Diaw ruling, blames Suns

Updated: May 17, 2007, 12:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NBA commissioner David Stern vigorously defended the league's suspension of Phoenix Suns players Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw for Wednesday night's Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs.

Speaking in an interview on ESPN Radio's "The Dan Patrick Show", Stern said the league has to abide by rules mandating a one-game suspension if a player leaves the bench during an altercation.

"Our players have to learn that they can't leave the bench and move 20 feet down the line, wherever it is, ...

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