Game: Denver Nuggets @ New York Knicks
The Knicks and Nuggets engaged in the league's biggest brawl since the Malice at the Palace, and it saw numerous suspensions handed down as a deterrent against future fights. When the Knicks' Mardy Collins gave a particularly hard foul to the Nuggets' J.R. Smith, a crowd quickly formed as the players engaged in the typical "hold me back" behavior that usually is all that comes of these incidents. Nate Robinson-the smallest guy on the court-decided to take things up a notch, throwing some wild punches in the direction of Smith, and when things looked like they were calming down Carmelo Anthony clocked Collins square in the jaw before hastily retreating to the protection of his coaches and teammates. Seven players were suspended, with Anthony receiving the longest one (15 games).