NBA suspends 11 players for brawl between Magic-Pistons that first appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The NBA suspended members Thursday following an altercation between two teams, the Orlando Magic and the Indiana Pacers.
Pistons guard Killian Hayes was suspended three games without pay, Magic forward Mo Wagner was suspended two games without pay, and Hamidou Diallo was suspended one game. 1 game suspension.
Magic’s Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton, Gary Harris, Kevon Harris, Admiral Schofield, Franz Wagner, Mo Bamba and Wendell Carter Jr. have all been suspended one game.
The incident began in the second quarter of Wednesday’s game in Detroit after Wagner and Hayes chased a loose ball along the sidelines. Wagner pushed Hayes to the Pistons’ bench. Hayes retaliated by punching Wagner in the back of the head. As players moved away, nearly all of Orlando’s reserves left the bench to join the skirmish.
Their suspensions will be staggered over the next two games in Orlando to ensure that the Magic have a minimum of eight players available in need.
Anthony, Bamba, Carter, Hampton and Gary Harris will be suspended Friday against the Washington Wizards. Kevon Harris, Schofield and Franz Wagner will be suspended for Orlando’s next game on Jan. 4 in Oklahoma City.
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