The NBA on Wednesday suspended Bucks large man Giannis Antetokounmpo one recreation with out pay for his head-butt of the Wizards’ Moritz Wagner.
Antetokounmpo will sit out the Bucks’ last seeding recreation within the Orlando bubble, Thursday towards the Grizzlies.
Antetokounmpo head-butted Wagner in the course of the second quarter of the Bucks’ victory over the Wizards on Tuesday evening. He was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected. Antetokounmpo mentioned after the sport that he was annoyed by opponents’ “soiled” play.
He expressed regret for his “horrible motion.”
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“If I might flip again time and return to that play, I would not do it,” he advised reporters. “However on the finish of the day, we’re all human, all of us make errors. I feel I’ve performed an amazing job all 12 months and in my profession, holding my composure and specializing in the sport. However like I say, we’re all human, all of us make errors.
“I will be taught from it, holding enjoying good basketball and hold transferring ahead.”
Thursday’s recreation means nothing to Milwaukee; it clinched the perfect report within the Jap Convention way back. It can start its playoff marketing campaign the week of Aug. 17. Memphis, in the meantime, is preventing for a spot within the Western Convention play-in recreation(s) to find out the eighth seed and a first-round matchup with the Lakers.