Pacers forward JaKarr Sampson suspended one game for headbutting Patty Mills

Chris Cwik
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Indiana Pacers forward JaKarr Sampson will miss a game after headbutting San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills during Monday's game. The NBA announced a one-game suspension for Sampson on Wednesday.

In a statement, the NBA said Sampson was suspended for escalating the situation. Sampson "furthered the altercation by aggressively confronting and headbutting Milles," the league's statement reads.

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Mills and Spurs forward Rudy Gay were fined for their actions during the scuffle. 

JaKarr Sampson, Patty Mills get into scuffle

The incident started after Mills and Sampson collided during a rebound. On his way back down the court, Mills bumped into Sampson, who then pushed and made contact with Mills. 

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Both teams gathered around the confrontation. Gay came to Mills' defense and shoved Sampson, who was quickly removed from the situation by teammate Justin Holiday. Sampson was charged with a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected from the contest.

Mills was fined $25,000 for his actions. Gay received a $20,000 fine for shoving Sampson.

The Spurs won the contest, 109-94.

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