NBA-Bucks' Giannis gets one-game ban for headbutting incident

Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter of the Bucks' 126-113 win over the Wizards after he knocked his head into Wagner's temple.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo heads to the locker room after being ejected during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards.   -  AP

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been handed a one-game suspension for headbutting Washington Wizards center Moe Wagner during a game on Tuesday, the NBA said.

Reigning MVP Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter of the Bucks' 126-113 win over the Wizards after he knocked his head into Wagner's temple. Neither player was injured.

The incident occurred as a visibly frustrated Antetokounmpo approached Wagner near the Milwaukee hoop, moments after he was called for a charging foul.

The 25-year-old four-time NBA All-Star will miss the Bucks' game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.

The NBA resumed its season last month in a fanless, quarantined setting at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, after the new coronavirus outbreak had put the sport on hold.

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