Michael Carter-Williams left Game 6 early after taking a hit to the face courtesy of Mike Dunleavy.
Mike Dunleavy isn’t exactly regarded as a dirty player.
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But the veteran shooting guard seemed to get away with a pretty blatant cheapshot in the opening minutes of Game 6 in the Chicago Bulls-Milwaukee Bucks first-round series.
Yeah, that’s pretty bad.
Dunleavy was not called for a foul on the play and Carter-Williams, shaken up from the blow, left the game shortly thereafter.
It certainly will be interesting to see what comes from this. The NBA surely won’t take this lightly and it wouldn’t be all that stunning if Dunleavy was ultimately handed a suspension for this.
The league recently suspended Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith for striking Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder in their playoff series.
"If Bulls win Game 6, we’ll need a live feed of the J.R. Smith/Mike Dunleavy suspension viewing party for Game 1. — RealGM (@RealGM) April 30, 2015"
Losing Dunleavy for a future playoff game would certainly be a tough blow for the Bulls, as he’s one of their top players in terms of minutes played (29.2 MPG in the regular season).
Dunleavy averaged 9.4 points (43.5 percent shooting from the field, 40.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc), 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season.