Giannis Antetokounmpo suspended one game for headbutt

Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The NBA is suspending Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo for the team’s final “seeding game” on Aug. 13 for headbutting Washington Wizards’ Moe Wagner.

Antetokounmpo was ejected from the game after receiving a flagrant 2 foul for the headbutt.

“Terrible action. If I could turn back time and go back to that play. I wouldn’t do it,” he said after the game.

The Bucks’ final “seeding game” is against the Memphis Grizzlies in a game that the Grizzlies have to win in order to make the Western Conference play-in game on Aug. 15.

If the Grizzlies win, they clinch their spot.

They will be the No. 8 seed with a win and a Portland Trail Blazers loss, or they will be the No. 9 seed if the Trail Blazers win.

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