NBA suspends 11 involved in Magic-Pistons altercation

Detroit guard Killian Hayes and Orlando’s Mo Wagner were each given multigame suspensions for their roles in a scuffle, while the NBA suspended eight Magic players one game apiece Thursday for leaving the bench area during an altercation between the Pistons and Magic on Wednesday night.

Hayes, who hit Wagner in the back of the head, was given a three-game suspension without pay. Wagner was suspended two games and the Pistons’ Hamidou Diallo was suspended one game.

Enough Orlando Magic players left the bench area during the altercation – an automatic suspension – that the punishments will be staggered so they have enough available players to play their next game.

Cole Anthony, R.J. Hampton, Gary Harris, Kevon Harris, Admiral Schofield, Franz Wagner, Mo Bamba and Wendell Carter Jr. were all suspended one game.

Wagner pushed Hayes into the Detroit bench to begin the scuffle. Hayes got up and hit him in the back of the head, and Wagner appeared to briefly be knocked out. See the full incident here: