"You expect players to be protected by the league, and we'll stand on that. Hopefully it won't cause him to miss any time, but frankly as of today we don't know. We're disappointed in the actions and we're going to express that."
Chippy play led to a fight that saw both Dudley and Chriss get ejected, while Jazz players Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles were assessed technical fouls.
SportsCenter tweeted video of the melee that ensued after Rubio was shoved by Chriss:
Lindsey suggested that the Suns may have been frustrated since they are out of contention in the midst of a rebuilding season:
"I've been on rebuilding clubs before...that's a tough circumstance. But competitive poise, no matter if you're in a rebuild, a playoff chase, a championship chase...competitive poise is something that's very important to us. We do it cleanly, but yet physical.
"We get competition brings frustration, but again, what happened last night was uncalled for."
The Jazz acquired Rubio in an offseason trade with the T'Wolves.
During his first season in Utah, Rubio is averaging a career-high 12.3 points to go along with 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He is also shooting a career-best 40.3 percent from the field.
Despite losing Gordon Hayward to the Boston Celtics in free agency, the Jazz are somewhat surprisingly in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Western Conference.
They are currently seventh with a 39-30 record, while the Suns are 14th out of 15 Western Conference teams at 19-51.