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Wall ejected after punch, facing suspension?

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On Friday, the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference face off, as the 18-win Wizards host the 15-win Cavaliers.

If that wasn't enough excitement to entice you to tune in, how's this: Wizards point guard John Wall could possibly be suspended and miss the game after being ejected after throwing a punch in Wednesday's loss to the Heat.

After being elbowing by Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Wall appeared to throw a punch towards Ilgauskas' midsection, sparking a scuffle that resulted in the guard's removal from the game.

"Got hit by the elbow and reacted to it. Disappointed in the way I reacted. I let my teammates down, let the organization down," Wall said after the game. "It was two elbows. I got hit with the first one; I stopped and waited. And the second one, I got hit, and I just reacted."

The fracas delayed the game almost ten minutes, and after officials finished looking at replays, the Heat's Juwan Howard was also ejected -- but Howard didn't throw a clear punch.

If the NBA chooses to look closer at those same replays, it's entirely possible that Wall won't be involved in Friday's low-stakes matchup either, making an unappetizing contest even less so for fans at the Verizon Center.

HEAT 123, WIZARDS 107: The feisty Wizards weren't afraid of the Heat -- illustrated by the second-quarter scuffle that ends in the ejection of John Wall and the Heat's Juwan Howard -- but they were lacking in top-end talent, especially after Wall hit the showers. The Heat outscored the Wizards 35-26 in the fourth quarter to finally pull away.

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