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Hawks rookie Dennis Schroder suspended one game for punch to the groin of DeMarcus Cousins (VIDEO)

Dennis Schroder, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson

Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder (17), of Germany, drives between Toronto Raptors small forward Rudy Gay, left, and Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Hawks rookie Dennis Schroder has been suspended one game for “striking DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings in the groin,” the league announced on Thursday.

The suspension is warranted, of course, but the most incredible part of the play was the fact that the referees didn’t feel the need to whistle Schroder for the foul. Now, the closest official may have been shielded from seeing what happened by Jason Thompson, and the referees probably hate Cousins, at least in his eyes.

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Either way, the punishment eventually came down, and it will cost Schroder a game’s pay.