BUCKS STAR ANTETOKOUNMPO SUSPENDED AFTER HEAD-BUTTING OPPONENT
Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo was suspended for one game after head-butting Washington Wizards center Moritz Wagner during a game, the league said Wednesday.
The Milwaukee Bucks star was ejected from the contest after the incident in the second quarter of the Bucks 126-113 victory Tuesday over the Wizards.
Antetokounmpo was contrite after the game, admitting he let his emotions get the better of him after he was fouled multiple times in the quarter.
Antetokounmpo admitted he took his frustrations out on Wagner, even though the Wizards big man was just a handy target.
The Bucks have already clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
But Antetokounmpo’s absence could be a boon for their next opponent, the Memphis Grizzlies, who are trying to fight their way into the Western Conference playoff field as the NBA wraps up a regular-season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.