Earlier this week, a game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers went heated when a hard foul was called on one of the players.
Wayne Ellington of the Los Angeles Lakers was pushed by Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo from behind. As a result, the Lakers guard was forced to hit the court and land on the leg of one of his teammates.
Following a few days of deliberation, the NBA announced that Campazzo will be suspended for one game.
Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo won’t be available for game 1 against the #Warriors on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/dt5wyMJWk2
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“Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo has been suspended for one game without pay for forcefully shoving Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington to the floor from behind,” the league said in a statement.
“Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo has been suspended for one game without pay for forcing Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington to the floor from behind.”
The league also said that it would seek Ellington’s arrest for “escalating” the situation through a social media post. “When I see you, I’m going to put my hands on you,” Ellington declared after the game ended.
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Campazzo will be suspended for the first game of the team’s playoff series against the Golden State Warriors as a result of the ban. He contributes to the squad as a competent role player, scoring slightly more than five points per game.