Giannis Antetokounmpo headbutts his way to ejection as Bucks secure win

Giannis Antetokounmpo headbutts his way to ejection as Bucks secure win

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo gets ejected halfway in their game against the Washington Wizards for headbutting Mortiz Wagner.

The Milwaukee Bucks have already secure the top spot in the Eastern Conference and will face off against the Orlando Magic. However, it looks like there might be consequences for Antetokounmpo despite their bittersweet victory over the Wizards.

The play started with an offensive foul call on Giannis after colliding into Moritz Wagner. Minutes after the call, both of the players had a heated exchange, which resulted in Antetokounmpo headbutting Wagner in which the officials called a Flagrant 2 that led to his ejection.

The rest of the Bucks squad carried the load to secure the win

Despite the ejection of Antetokounmpo in the second half of the game against the Wizards, Brook Lopez carried the team with 26 points. For the second unit, Sterling Brown was able to contribute 23 points off the bench while Frank Mason III scored 19 points.

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura scored 20 points, and Ish Smith scored 19 points off the bench. The Bucks were able to survive without Giannis, giving a 113-126 victory over the Wizards.

An opportunity of Memphis?

This unfortunate incident may even give the Memphis Grizzlies a last chance to get a play-in spot for the 8th seed should the NBA suspend the Season MVP candidate.

Wizards star Bradley Beal quickly took his frustrations on Twitter upon seeing the headbutt incident between Antetokounmpo and Wagner.

The Grizzlies just came from a loss against the Boston Celtics, and if Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t able to play the next game, then there may be a slight chance that they could beat the Bucks.

With a most likely scenario that Antetokounmpo will receive a game suspension, the Bucks team chemistry might become an issue in the future unless their star learns to keep his cool, and the rest of the squad consistently steps up.

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