Anytime there is a shoving match on the court, it's possible that a player gets suspended. In Carmelo Anthony's case, there was also a shot to the head of SPencer Hawes. However, there will be no suspension from the league.
In case you missed it, here is the video of the scrum:
Anthony got tangled up and popped Hawes in the head. Both players went at each other with both teams quickly joining in. The melee was weak compared to some of the other altercations we've seen this year, and that is probably why the league chose not to suspend Anthony. Ian Begley of ESPN New York says the league reviewed the incident and has closed their case.
Coach Mike Woodson summed up the issues Anthony has had on the court this season which include numerous skirmishes like this:
"He's just got to control his emotions," Woodson said. "Melo is a physical player and he likes contact, which is great. He doesn't back away from contact. We had the altercation and we were able to pull away from it. No punches were thrown. They assessed the technicals and the flagrants the way they saw it and we moved on."Anthony has played well this season and has guided the Knicks to an impressive record. He is averaging 28.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season.