Denver Nuggets’ Facundo campazzo was suspended for the first game of the playoffs following an incident involving shoving

DENVER — The NBA has resigned Denver NuggetsGuard Facundo CampazzoThey will be playing the defending champions in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Golden State WarriorsIn the regular-season finale, there was a shoving incident.

Campazzo is forcefully pushed to the ground Los Angeles LakersGuard Wayne EllingtonSunday, the second quarter. Campazzo was ejected and assessed a flagrant violation 2.

Wednesday's announcement from the NBA said Ellington had been fined $20,000 by the league for “escalating” the incident through posting a threat on social media.

Campazzo will be absent when the Nuggets host the Warriors at Chase Center on Saturday. This season, he averaged 5.1 points and 3.4 assists while playing 18.2 minutes.

Michael Malone, Nuggets coach said after practice that “It's unfortunate.” “Facu sent me an apology message the other day for what happened at that Laker game.”

Campazzo helped beat the Nuggets Portland Trail BlazersIn the postseason, a year before they were swept in by the Phoenix Suns.

Malone stated, “He's certainly a guy we could throw into any serie and trust him.” “Obviously, that won't happen for Game 1, with the league's ruling now.”

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