Basketball: Serbia player held after mass brawl

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The Independent Online

Serbian basketball player Nenad Krstic was arrested but released without bail after a mass brawl caused a game against Greece to be abandoned.

The 27-year-old, who plays for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, was alleged to have hit Yiannis Bourousis with a chair as the Greek player tried to break up a fight during the Acropolis Tournament final in Athens on Thursday.

Police said Krstic had been charged with causing bodily harm.

“I was appalled to see the disgraceful scenes. They were an awful stain on the good name of world basketball,” said Patrick Baumann, the general secretary of the sport’s governing body FIBA.