January 27, 1989 - A midseason battle between Eastern Conference titans quickly devolved into a giant's league amateur boxing match after Bill Laimbeer and Brad Daugherty became irascibly tangled beneath the hoop. The NBA felt it needed to send a very strong message in response that this type of behavior would not be tolerated. The league levied 1-game suspensions for each player and fined Daugherty $10,900 and Laimbeer $7,300 as a result. Neither player was probably ever involved in another altercation ever again.
Oh, and the Cavaliers won this game 80-79. They were 31-8 at this point and appeared to have the complete upper hand on the Pistons (26-13). The Pistons ended up doing okay. They only lost six more games for the rest of the regular season and postseason combined, en route to winning the first NBA title in team history.