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Giannis Antetokounmpo ejected for head-butting Moritz Wagner in Bucks-Wizards clash

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Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected during the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Washington Wizards after head-butting Moritz Wagner

Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Milwaukee's game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night after the NBA MVP head-butted Moritz Wagner.

Tuesday night's seeding game scores

  • Portland Trail Blazers 134-131 Dallas Mavericks
  • Phoenix Suns 130-117 Philadelphia 76ers
  • Boston Celtics 122-107 Memphis Grizzlies
  • Houston Rockets 105-123 San Antonio Spurs
  • Milwaukee Bucks 126-113 Washington Wizards
  • New Orleans Pelicans 106-112 Sacramento Kings
  • Brooklyn Nets 108-96 Orlando Magic
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With 8:50 remaining in the first half, Wagner took a charge from Antetokounmpo, who didn't like the offensive foul call in what had become a physical game.

Mo Wagner and Giannis Antetokounmpo are reprimanded by the referee
Image: Moe Wagner and Giannis Antetokounmpo are reprimanded by the referee

During a break in the action with Milwaukee challenging the call, Antetokounmpo approached Wagner, exchanging words with the Wizards power forward before head-butting him. He was immediately ejected from the game.

Antetokounmpo had 12 points and nine rebounds in 10 minutes before exiting the floor.

Moe Wagner reacts after being head-butted by Giannis Antetokounmpo
Image: Wagner reacts after being head-butted by Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee went on to win what was essentially a meaningless contest 126-113. The Bucks have already clinched the top seed in the East, while the Wizards, who are winless in the bubble, have already been eliminated from playoff contention.

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Antetokounmpo's head-butt could draw a punishment from the league and keep him out of the team's final seeding game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.

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Earlier this week, Antetokounmpo was named as one of the three finalists for the 2020 MVP award.

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