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Bucks' Giannis gets one-game ban for headbutting incident

FILE PHOTO: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo attends the Paris Ring basketball tournament ahead of the NBA Paris Game 2020 in Paris, France January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

(Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Amy Tennery; Editing by Ken Ferris

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