Washington's Oubre suspended for key play-off game

Sunday, May 07, 2017

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NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr was suspended by the NBA yesterday for today's crucial play-off game against Boston after throwing Celtics centre Kelly Olynyk to the court.The violation, which brought Oubre a flagrant foul and ejection, took place with 2:48 into the second quarter of Washington's 116-89 home victory over the Celtics on Thursday.

Oubre's one-game ban without pay was handed down for “charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact” with Olynyk.

Oubre was upset about the illegal screen set by Canadian seven-footer Olynyk, prompting the angry act in a game that produced three ejections and eight technical fouls.

As a result, Oubre will miss Game Four of Wizards' second-round Eastern Conference best-of-seven series against the Celtics, who lead the matchup 2-1 entering the showdown at Washington.

The winner will meet either Cleveland or Toronto for a berth in next month's NBA Finals.

Oubre, 21, averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for the Wizards this season.




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