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Nuggets’ Facundo Campazzo suspended, to miss G1 of playoffs

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Feb 14, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo (7) gestures after a play in the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo was suspended one game Wednesday for his shove of Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington, who was fined $20,000 for escalating the feud.

Campazzo will miss Game 1 of Denver’s first-round Western Conference playoff series against Golden State on Saturday.

The incident occurred in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 146-141 overtime victory over the Nuggets on Sunday. After the momentum from a layup attempt took him out of bounds, Campazzo re-entered the court with a shove from behind to the lower back of Ellington, who fell to the floor.

Campazzo was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected from a game in which the Nuggets were resting four starters.

Ellington was fined for escalating the incident with a threatening comment on social media after the game.

Campazzo is averaging 5.1 points and 3.4 assists per game in 65 contests (four starts). He’s averaging 18.2 minutes per game.

–Field Level Media