Video: Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova suspended for punch to Kings' Reggie Evans
Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova was suspended for one game Friday for punching Kings forward Reggie Evans in the stomach during Milwaukee's 116-102 home loss Wednesday. Ilyasova will serve his suspension when the Bucks visit the Pelicans on Friday.
The punch occurred midway through the fourth quarter with Sacramento leading 106-83. Evans and Ilyasova were battling for rebounding position in the paint during a Kings possession, and Ilyasova found himself being pushed underneath the hoop.
As the shot went up, Ilyasova swung his right hand with a closed fist into Evans' midsection before using both arms to shove Evans to the court. Those actions earned him a loose ball foul, but no additional penalty from the referees. Ilyasova, 26, is averaging 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds this season for the league-worst Bucks (12-48). He is making $7.9 million, and a one-game suspension will cost him roughly $71,000.