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Referees ejected Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo after he received his second technical foul following a quick staredown of Detroit Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart after dunking on him in the third quarter.
The two-time NBA MVP received his first technical in the second quarter. Eric Nehm of The Athletic gave the details.
The Bucks led 73-60 after the ejection of Antetokounmpo, who amassed 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks in 22 minutes before exiting.
Antetokounmpo didn’t immediately leave, however, as he took a courtside seat next to fans after arguing with officials.
James L. Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Giannis sat down in the courtside seats as the refs are trying to eject him, basically daring them to remove him. He did get up but he’s HOT. https://t.co/JCCWPoyqUM
He left for the locker room less than a minute later.
It’s certainly fair to question whether Antetokounmpo deserved the second technical. Alas, Antetokounmpo got tossed, and the Bucks went on without their leader. His next appearance on an NBA court will be Thursday at the Indiana Pacers.