San Antonio Spurs players Alvin Robertson and Walter Berry fought on the way to a road game in a hotel hallway scuffle that involved a table knife.
Neither player was injured. Witnesses said that during the fight at the Red Lion Village Inn in Missoula, Mont., Berry picked up a table knife.
The fight was fueled Saturday morning when Robertson, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard, chided Berry for sitting out the practice. Berry, a 6-8, 215-pound forward, iced down his right knee during the workout.
The kidding later erupted into violence in Berry's room and out into the second-floor corridor about 15 minutes before the team bus was scheduled to depart for Great Falls, Mont., where they were playing an exhibition game.
The players were separated by another team member.