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Campazzo suspended for first Nuggets playoff game

Facundo Campazzo will serve his one-game suspension Saturday for shoving Lakers guard Wayne Ellington in the regular season finale.

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets will be without another one of their players on Saturday.

Second-year guard Facundo Campazzo was served a one-game suspension without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for "forcefully shoving Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington to the floor from behind."

The incident occurred in Sunday night's regular season finale between the two teams at Ball Arena. Campazzo was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected in the second quarter.

Ellington was also fined $20,000 by the league for "escalating the incident with a threatening comment on social media postgame." Ellington tweeted "When I see you I’m putting my hands on you. @facucampazzo" after the game.

Campazzo has played in 65 games for Denver this season, averaging 5.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

The Nuggets are slated to begin their opening-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night at Chase Center in San Francisco.

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Credit: AP
Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo (7) looks to pass against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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