Brittney Griner was one of five W.N.B.A. players suspended Tuesday for their roles in a fight during a game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Dallas Wings on Saturday.Griner, a six-time All-Star center with the Mercury, received the longest suspension \u2014 three games. She later suggested to reporters that she was being targeted unfairly by referees and opposing players because of her size and her prominence as one of the league\u2019s best-known players.The fight began with more than six minutes left in Saturday\u2019s game in Phoenix, as Griner tangled with Dallas\u2019s Kristine Anigwe for a rebound. Anigwe appeared to yank on Griner\u2019s arm and then swing a hand at Griner\u2019s head. Both players squared up as their fight moved toward the Phoenix bench.As Anigwe retreated down the sideline, Griner gave chase, swinging her fists, even as she was restrained first by a teammate and then by an official. Multiple players from both teams, including some who were not in the game at the time, became involved in a swarm of pushing and shoving at the scorer\u2019s table. The Wings\u2019 Anigwe and Kayla Thornton were suspended for two games. The league, in announcing the punishment, said Griner\u2019s penalty was for \u201cthrowing punches, escalating the incident, and pushing Thornton\u2019s face with an open hand.\u201d Anigwe was suspended \u201cfor instigating the initial altercation and for taking an openhanded swing at Griner,\u201d the league said. Thornton\u2019s suspension was for \u201cescalating the altercation.\u201dDiana Taurasi of the Mercury and Kaela Davis of the Wings got one game each for leaving the bench area. Taurasi was not playing in the game because of an injury. All five of those players, plus Briann January of the Mercury, were ejected from the game. The Wings, who trailed by 6 points at the time of the fight, went on to win, 80-77.Griner did not speak with reporters after the game but told The Arizona Republic on Monday that she was frustrated with the league. \u201cI\u2019m not doing it for the money because we don\u2019t make enough, and they want to fine me for every little thing,\u201d Griner said. \u201cI\u2019m getting techs for protecting myself in games and flagrants because they always only see me.\u201d At 6-foot-9, Griner stands out on any court.Her teammate Taurasi told The Republic: \u201cI went on the court to make sure my teammate didn\u2019t get jumped. She got punched in the face and then someone ran on her back and threw punches at her face. I would do that 100 times out of 100 times.\u201d\u201cI mean, B.G. pretty much gets beat up every single game,\u201d Taurasi told The Athletic. \u201cThe minute she steps on the floor, she basically gets physically abused, and a person can just take so much.\u201dGriner was suspended for seven games in 2015 after she and her wife at the time, Glory Johnson, fought at their house. Griner agreed to complete six months of domestic violence counseling. Johnson, also a W.N.B.A. player, was suspended for seven games as well.The Mercury and the Wings are both struggling this year, sitting in fifth and sixth in the six-team Western Division.