As expected, the NBA came down hard on Kevin Garnett for his antics in the Rockets-Nets tilt Monday night.

KG is suspended for a game after receiving an ejection; he was punished for headbutting Dwight Howard in the first quarter of Houston’s 113-99 road win in Brooklyn.

Howard got hit with a $15K fine for slapping Garnett.

From the press release:

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game without pay for initiating an altercation with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard and headbutting him. Howard was fined $15,000 for pushing Garnett in the neck area. The penalties were announced Tuesday by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

 

The incident occurred with 7:53 remaining in the first quarter of the Rockets’ 113-99 win over the Nets on Monday, Jan. 12, at Barclays Center.

 

Garnett will serve his suspension on Wednesday, Jan. 14, when the Rockets play the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.