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Report: Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy won’t be suspended for Game 1 against Cavaliers

Chicago Bullls v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Six

Chicago Bullls v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Six

Mike McGinnis

Mike Dunleavy played the role of agitator early in Chicago’s 54-point Game 6 victory, and the strategy worked to perfection.

Dunleavy delivered an early hit to the neck of Michael Carter-Williams, one that incited a range of emotions from a young and inexperienced Bucks team.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected for basically tackling Dunleavy in retaliation, and Carter-Williams hit back later on once Dunleavy continued his overly-physical play.

The first hit on Carter-Williams seemed especially egregious -- a push/punch to the neck as Carter-Williams drove for a shot. It caused many to wonder if Dunleavy might be in line for additional punishment in the form of a fine or suspension, but it appears as though he’ll emerge from these incidents unscathed.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Yahoo Source: No suspension for Chicago’s Mike Dunleavy. Flagrant 1 foul.

That’s obviously good news for the Bulls, but you can bet the league will keep an eye on Dunleavy in the next round, and should he try anything similar against the likes of Kyrie Irving or LeBron James, he probably won’t be as fortunate.