Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy has avoided a suspension after hitting Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams in the neck in Game 6 of their first-round series on Thursday, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
The play happened right at the beginning of the game and resulted in Carter-Williams briefly heading to the locker room. Somehow, Dunleavy wasn’t called for a foul on this play:
Here’s an even better look:
The non-foul has been upgraded to a flagrant 1 foul call. Later in the game, Dunleavy caught Carter-Williams up near the face again:
Apparently all this wasn’t enough to warrant a suspension, meaning Dunleavy will be available for the Bulls when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of their second-round series in Cleveland on Monday. This is definitely a break for Chicago, as Dunleavy is a key member of the starting lineup because of his ability to space the floor, and he shot the ball really well against Milwaukee. The Cavaliers are down two players with Kevin Love out for the year and J.R. Smith out for the first two games of the series due to suspension.