NBA: Nigerian big man Ezeli suspended for throat grab | Inquirer Sports

NBA: Nigerian big man Ezeli suspended for throat grab

/ 08:12 AM March 01, 2015

NEW YORK, United States – Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli, a backup big man to Australia’s Andrew Bogut with the NBA overall leaders, was hit with a one-game ban Saturday by the league.

Ezeli was suspended for grabbing the throat of Toronto Raptors center Tyler Hansbrough during Golden State’s 113-89 victory at Toronto on Friday.

Ezeli’s move sparked an altercation with 0.4 of a second remaining in the third quarter.


As a result of the ban, Ezeli will miss Golden State’s game Sunday at Boston.


Ezeli is averaging 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds a game over 24 appearances with the Warriors, who at 45-11 own the best record in the NBA.


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