The NBA suspended Detroit Pistons guard Killian Hayes for three games and Orlando Magic center Moritz Wagner for two games Thursday, and nine other players received one-game suspensions after a massive brawl during a game.
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Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo has received a one-game suspension and eight Magic players will also serve suspensions of that length.
guards Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton, Gary Harris and Kevon Harris; forwards Admiral Schofield and Franz Wagner; and centers Mo Bamba and Wendell Carter Jr. have each been suspended for one game.
Wagner, Hayes and Diallo were all ejected after a matchup that fired up both benches in the second quarter of the Pistons’ 121-101 win over the Magic.
The Pistons were up by nine when the incident was sparked by Magic forward Wagner shoving Hayes off the court as he chased a fumble down the sideline.
Diallo ran in and shoved Wagner from behind, then Hayes hit Wagner in the back of the head, sending him into the Pistons’ bench.
Hayes will begin his three-game suspension and Diallo will serve his one-game suspension Friday when the Pistons visit the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.
The one-game suspensions issued to all eight Magic players for leaving the bench area during an altercation will be served in a staggered manner to ensure, per league rule, Orlando has eight healthy players available to play in its next two games.