Wizards' Oubre suspended 1 game for taking down Olynyk

Kelly Oubre‘s actions during Game 3 against the Boston Celtics will keep him off the floor for Game 4 on Sunday night at the Verizon Center.

The Washington Wizards guard has been suspended one game for what the league called “charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact with Kelly Olynyk,” NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Kiki VanDeWeghe, announced Saturday.

Olynyk ran through Oubre early in the second quarter of Game 3 with a hard screen in which his elbow got awfully close to Oubre’s head. Oubre immediately went after Olynyk and shoved him to the ground, resulting in his ejection after being called for a flagrant-2 foul.

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The 21-year-old had just two points on two shot attempts in five minutes of action prior to exiting. He’s currently averaging 6.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting in nine appearances over the course of Washington’s playoff run.

Boston owns a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals with two victories on its home floor. Washington responded in a big way Thursday, taking Game 3 by 27 points in the nation’s capital.

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