Pistons vs. Magic altercation: Killian Hayes, Moe Wagner, nine other players suspended

The NBA has fined the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons players for their brawl on Wednesday night. The Pistons’ two players and Orlando’s nine players were suspended for a total of 11 players. league announced Thursday night.

Pistons guard Killian Hayes was suspended three games without pay, Orlando center Mo Wagner was suspended two games and Hamidou Diallo was suspended one game without pay. In addition, eight Magic players were suspended for one game after leaving the bench during the altercation. Those players are Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton, Gary Harris, Kevon Harris, Franz Wagner, Admiral Schofield, Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba. The suspensions for those eight Orlando players will be carried over to the team’s next two games.

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It happened just before halftime of the game between Detroit and Orlando. With just over 30 seconds left, Hayes and Wagner were chasing a loose ball in the backfield. As the ball was about to go out of bounds, Wagner shoved Hayes in the back and the Pistons guard fell to the bench. After Diallo raced in and shoved Wagner in the back, Hayes came out and hit Wagner in the back of the head.

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A large brawl broke out involving players and coaches from both teams, as well as referees and security personnel. The incident didn’t go away completely, even as Magic bench players ran the length of the floor to get involved.

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Wagner, Hayes, and Diallo were fired for their roles in the situation. At the time, Pistons head coach Dwane Casey was upset that Magic left more players off the bench.

“My understanding of the rules is when you come off the bench and you’re in a tense situation – the words of the players and the coaches, don’t defuse the situation,” Casey said. “The official said he didn’t hear it. Well, I understand that. But I have to go back and get an explanation to make sure they don’t kick anybody out. As far as I can tell, you just walk off the bench and into the room. That’s how bad things start, really bad things. starts. It could have been worse. I didn’t feel like they were escalating the situation.”

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