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Giannis Antetokounmpo suspended one-game

Washington Wizards' Moritz Wagner (21) grabs his face after getting head butted by Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, rear, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Antetokounmpo was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
Washington Wizards' Moritz Wagner (21) grabs his face after getting head butted by Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, rear, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Antetokounmpo was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)(Ashley Landis | AP)
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 4:26 PM CDT
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MILWAUKEE (WSAW) - The NBA announced that Giannis Antetokounmpo is getting a one-game suspension for his headbutt on Moe Wagner. The incident occurred during the second quarter of the Bucks vs. Wizards game on Tuesday night.

“I don’t have nothing against Wagner,” said Giannis in yesterday’s postgame press conference. “It wasn’t just him. It was like you know in my mind all those games I played guys hitting me. I lost it for a second. As I said if I could go back, I would have changed it, try to stay in the game. I gotta live with it.”

“In some ways, it could be one of the best things that happened today, and it’s a learning moment,” said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. “We will all remember how important it is to keep our cool. It’s nothing new. It’s nothing we haven’t seen. Giannis hasn’t seen. His ability to handle it has been phenomenal.”

The Bucks play the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday at 3 p.m. The NBA playoffs start next week, which Giannis will not be suspended for.

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