Antetokounmpo suspended for Bucks final over headbutt

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for Milwaukee’s final game of the regular season, handing over a one-game penalty for Washington’s Moe Wagner’s main beats on Wednesday.

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

Antetokounmpo is eligible for Game 1 of the Bucks’ first round against Orlando, which will be played at Walt Disney World almost Monday or Tuesday.

The incident happened Tuesday night, when Wagner took a charge against Antetokounmpo in the second quarter. Antetokounmpo appeared to be angry, followed Wagner to the other end and the headbutt happened a few seconds later.

Antetokounmpo said after the match that the headbutt was a “terrible action” and that if he could “go back, turn back time and go back to that scene I would not do it.” He said he was frustrated by an accumulation of contact, on a night where he already got 12 free throws in his first 10 minutes of play.

Antetokounmpo was removed from the game for the foul Flagrant-2. He finishes the regular season with averages of 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists, figures that are probably good enough to win him a second consecutive NBA MVP award.


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