NEW YORK — Detroit Pistons guard Kilian Hayes and the Orlando Magic’s Moritz Wagner received multi-game suspensions for their involvement in a brawl, while the NBA suspended eight Magic players a game each Thursday for leaving the bench area during a brawl. suspended.
Hayes, who hit Wagner in the back of the head, received a three-game suspension without pay. Wagner was suspended two games and Hamidou Diallo of the Pistons was suspended one game, according to NBA Executive Vice President Joe Dumars, a former star player and Pistons executive.
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The fallout from Wednesday night’s game in Detroit was big enough to vacate the Magic’s player suspension, so they have enough players available to play their next game.
Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton, Gary Harris, Kevon Harris, Admiral Schofield, Franz Wagner, Mo Bamba and Wendell Carter Jr. were suspended for one game.
Wagner pushed Hayes onto the Detroit bench, starting a brawl. Hayes got up and hit him in the back, and Wagner was briefly knocked out. Magic players then ran out of their bench area, worried about their teammates.
Anthony, Bamba, Carter, Hampton and Gary Harris will serve their suspensions against Washington on Friday. Kevon Harris, Schofield and Franz Wagner will be suspended for Orlando’s next game on January 4 at Oklahoma City.
The 11 suspensions would result in wage losses of more than $500,000 alone. Hayes would lose the most, about $121,000.