Wizards lead Bulls 2-1; won't have Nene for Game 4WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Nene #42 of the Washington Wizards scuffles with Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls as Joakim Noah #13 tries to break up the incident in fourth quarter action of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Nen was ejected from the game when two technical fouls were called on the play. The Bulls won the game 100-97. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Washington Wizards forward Nene has been suspended by the NBA for Game 4 of the team's first-round series against the Chicago Bulls for head-butting and grabbing Jimmy Butler around the neck with both hands and attempting to throw him down.
Nene received two technical fouls and was ejected from the game for the incident, which occurred with 8:28 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 100-97 loss to the Bulls on Friday night.
Nene will serve his suspension when the Wizards host Chicago in Game 4 on Sunday. The Wizards lead the series 2-1.