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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo suspended one game for headbutting Washington Wizards player

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 17:43:54-04

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Milwaukee Bucks star and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for the final seeding game of the season following a Tuesday night incident where he headbutted Washington Wizards player Mo Wagner.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news on Twitter.

The headbutt happened while the Bucks were up 35-25 with 8:50 left in the second quarter. Giannis was charged with a flagrant foul and ejected following the play. You can watch the play below:

As far as suspensions go, this one is relatively meaningless for the Bucks. Milwaukee has already locked up the first seed in the Eastern Conference, and Coach Mike Budenholzer may have chosen to rest the Greek Freak before next week's playoffs anyway.

Giannis was previously suspended for one game to start the 2015-16 season after he shoved Mike Dunleavy, Jr. during a playoff match up against the Chicago Bulls.

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