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Wall suspended one game for Ilgauskas altercation

Mar 31, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

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The league has announced that Wizards guard John Wall will be suspended one game for his role in an altercation that caused Wall, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Juwan Howard to all be ejected from Wednesday’s Wizards-Heat game. Here is the league’s statement on the matter:

Wall has been suspended for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two, whichincluded throwing a closed-fist and forearm into the midsection ofIlgauskas, and Howard has been fined for escalating the altercation.The incident occurred with 8:48 remaining in the second quarter of theHeat’s 123-107 victory at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Ilgauskas, who received a Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two, for an elbow tothe face of Wall, has been fined for making an obscene gesturefollowing his ejection.

Wall will serve his suspension on Friday, April 1 when the Wizards host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  1. thestudiokida - Mar 31, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    This was an interesting “altercation”. Big Z was definitely exploring the space around John Wall’s head with his elbows, but Wall was all over him without getting a foul call. Then Wall threw a punch and Z showed that he doesn’t take crap from annoying little people. I just wonder if Ilgauskas was cussing him out in English or Lithuanian….

  2. goforthanddie - Mar 31, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    So an elbow(s) to the face isn’t worth a suspension? Rudy T, anyone?

    • savocabol1 - Apr 1, 2011 at 7:53 AM

      Yes an elbow to the face does not draw a suspension. Otherwise we would never see Kevin Garnett play again.

    • hnirobert3 - Apr 1, 2011 at 8:07 AM

      Big difference between creating space and an upper cut to the ribs.

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