Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy avoided suspension for several cheap shots on Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams in Game 6 of their first-round series, but Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t escape punishment for running over Dunleavy on a three-point attempt at the end of the first half of the same game:
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended by the NBA for one game for running over Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 2, 2015
Here’s video of the play, which drew an ejection:
Antetokounmpo appeared to retaliate for Dunleavy giving him a shove on the other end of the floor. The Bucks youngster could also have been retaliating for Dunleavy’s shot on Carter-Williams at the beginning of the game.
There had been some fear that the suspension (which will be served next season, of course) would run longer than one game and could even be more than five games, but that turns out not to be the case. This is a fair suspension, especially considering the play wasn’t totally unprovoked and Antetokounmpo doesn’t have a bad history. And for what it’s worth, Dunleavy said he didn’t even think the youngster should be suspended at all.