NBA: Bucks star Thanasis ejected for headbutting Celtics’ Griffin

NBA: Bucks star Thanasis ejected for headbutting Celtics’ Griffin

Milwaukee Bucks’ small forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo was ejected in their 140-99 blow-out defeat to the Boston Celtics at the Fiserv Forum on Thursday night.

The 30-year-old Greek-Nigerian basketballer, who is the older brother of two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, was sent out of the game with 1:25 left on the clock for head-butting Boston Celtics’ Blake Griffin, after the latter had fouled him and rightfully got called for a flagrant-1 foul.

The battle between the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference was filled with emotions, with Thanasis getting called for a flagrant-2 foul, and was subsequently removed by a Bucks’ staffer after a scuffle ensued between both teams.

Thanasis played for just eight minutes, and he ended the game with one point, one assist, and three fouls, while former No. 1 pick Griffin finished with four points, one assist, and three fouls in six minutes.

The victory took the Celtics to within two games of Mike Budenholzer’s men in the Eastern Conference standings, while the defeat tallied the Bucks’ heaviest loss of the season after a 142-101 loss to Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum in Memphis on December 15.

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