Warriors center Andrew Bogut has been suspended one game, the NBA announced Monday, for his involvement in the altercation with Portland.

The news came as a surprise to many in the organization, especially since Bogut wasn't ejected from the game after officials reviewed the scrum Saturday night.

"Off to New Orleans," Bogut tweeted Monday. "Just had a work engagement canceled tomorrow night. Anyone free for dinner?"

Don't let the social media quip fool you. Bogut is not happy about the decision.

"For sure he was frustrated, for a lot of different reasons," point guard Stephen Curry told reporters after Monday's practice, describing Bogut's mood when they talked. "He can't play. They're taking money from him. For him to be able to help us the way he has all season and now he's not going to be able to do that."

Portland Trail Blazers’ Mo Williams, left, is restrained by a referee as he fights with Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut (12) during the
Portland Trail Blazers' Mo Williams, left, is restrained by a referee as he fights with Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Trail Blazers Wesley Matthews (2), right, Mo Williams (25), and Warriors' Draymond Green (23) were ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Jermaine O'Neal, Bogut's backup, could play Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, coach Mark Jackson said. O'Neal, recovering from a bruised right knee and strained right groin, practiced Monday. If he is pain free by tipoff, Jackson said he will play.

If not, the Warriors might go small with David Lee at center. The only other healthy big man on the roster is Dewayne Dedmon.

"Decisions like this are made all the time," Jackson said. "You don't have to agree with them. But you keep moving. No sense in us whining or complaining now. ... It just doesn't match (the crime)."

The suspension costs Bogut a game check, more than $127,000. Second-year forward Draymond Green. who was ejected, received a $20,000 fine.


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Portland guard Mo Williams was suspended one game. LaMarcus Aldridge was fined $45,000 and Wesley Matthews $20,000.

Replays show Bogut initiated the scrum when he shoved Portland center Joel Freeland, who had his arm locked while jockeying for a rebound. It appeared Bogut might have thrown a punch, at least a high elbow that scarcely missed landing.

But his teammates contend he was defending himself and, despite his initial involvement, Bogut had no role in escalating the feud.

"It seemed to me like he was trying to keep a guy from breaking his arm," Lee said. "He's had his arm broken before, and it was wrapped up. A similar incident happened with the Clippers and Oklahoma City, and nobody was suspended. ... It is what it is."