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Dahntay Jones suspended for Game 4

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After striking Bismack Biyombo in the groin, Dahanty Jones won't be active for Game 4.

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahanty Jones has been suspended for Monday's Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors after striking Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin near the end of Game 3. The Raptors won Game 3 by a final score of 99-84 and handed the Cavs their first loss of the playoffs.

Jones, who had just checked into the game, caught Biyombo below the belt while jostling for a rebound:

Jones actually has a history of striking opposing players below the belt and generally annoying the opposition. Most recently, while a member of the Clippers, he bumped Warriors forward Draymond Green while Green was in the middle of a postgame interview. Green stared Jones down as he walked off the floor.

For the Cavs, this really doesn't matter. Jones has only played 11 minutes in the postseason and all of his minutes have come in garbage time. If Game 4 is again a blowout, the Cavs will have to play someone else at the end of the game.