Bucks’ Przybilla suspended one game for ball toss at ref
By Ben Golliver
The NBA announced Sunday that Bucks center Joel Przybilla has been suspended one game for throwing the basketball at a referee and hitting him on the back during a Saturday night loss to the Clippers.
Przybilla will be forced to sit out a Tuesday night game against the Pacers in Milwaukee.
With the Clippers leading 105-81 with 1:36 remaining in the fourth quarter, Przybilla collected the ball after a made basket and softly arched it towards halfcourt. The referee in question had his back to the toss while signaling a foul call to the scorer’s table. Przybilla was assessed a technical foul on the play.
Przybilla, 33, is on the books for $1.4 million this season. The one-game suspension will cost him roughly $12,200 dollars.
A 13-year NBA veteran, Przybilla is averaging 0.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game after signing with the Bucks this offseason.