Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Ejected after Head-Butting
After initially being questionable to participate, Milwaukee Bucks reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's night on Tuesday ended early against the Washington Wizards after he was ejected in the first half. It was Antetokounmpo's third career ejection in the regular season and fourth overall, including the playoffs, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Antetokounmpo was hit with a flagrant foul 2 for his head-butt against Moritz Wagner at 8:50 in the second quarter. Antetokounmpo finished the contest with 12 points and nine rebounds in 10 minutes, and Milwaukee held on to win 126-113.
The ejection Tuesday was Antetokounmpo's first since April 1, 2018, at the Denver Nuggets. He has also fouled out in five games this season.
Antetokounmpo added: "I don't have nothing against Wagner, it wasn't just him. It was just like, in my mind, all these games I've played with guys hitting me, I lost it for a second."
Milwaukee has already clinched the No. 1 seed in the East and snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory against Washington.