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Miami hands Charlotte its first loss, 77-46

Miami hands Charlotte its first loss, 77-46

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Kenny Kadji scored 17 points and Durand Scott had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Miami to a 77-46 win over previously unbeaten Charlotte on Friday night.

The Hurricanes never trailed as they built an 11-point halftime lead and outscored the 49ers 14-6 in the opening 5:27 of the second half. Rion Brown's 3-pointer with 14:33 remaining ended the spurt and gave Miami a 47-28 advantage.

Scott's three-point play with 12:48 remaining gave the Hurricanes (6-1) their first 20-point lead at 50-30.

The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak at the start of the season for the 49ers (9-1).

Charlotte got to within 52-39 on Victor Nickerson's 3-pointer with 9:46 left. But Miami, which played its first game in 13 days, ran off 14 unanswered points in the next 5:26.

Kadji's two free throws with 4:20 remaining capped the run and gave the Hurricanes a 66-39 lead.

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Twitter reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo's headbutt of Moe Wagner

Twitter reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo's headbutt of Moe Wagner

During the Wizards matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, a tension-filled moment between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Moe Wagner escalated to the point where Antetokounmpo headbutted Wagner, leading to an ejection.

A wild moment featuring one of the biggest names in the NBA, Twitter immediately erupted, with numerous different reactions and emotions being shared through social media.

Wizards star Bradley Beal chimed in, showing dissatisfaction with what transpired.

Others felt as if Antetokounmpo may have found himself in the wrong bubble.

Many saw the move and instantly saw its similarities to other infamous headbutts in the world of sports. Zinedine Zidane's 2006 World Cup fiasco that resulted in a red card was a popular choice, as was John Starks headbutting of Reggie Miller.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo ejected for headbutting Moe Wagner in Wizards-Bucks game

Giannis Antetokounmpo ejected for headbutting Moe Wagner in Wizards-Bucks game

Wizards big man Moe Wagner has a knack for getting under the skin of his opponents and on Tuesday night it led to the reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, getting ejected.

Wagner first took a charge on Antetokounmpo and the two were separated. But Antetokounmpo tracked Wagner down and headbutted him. 

Not surprisingly, the refs tossed Antetokounmpo after watching the replay. That will likely cost him some money and possibly a suspension as well. Milwaukee's final regular season game is Thursday against the Grizzlies. They will then begin the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

With Antetokounmpo out, the Bucks were left playing without most of their best players. Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton were already not playing.

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