Bucks' Sanders sits out after alleged nightclub brouhaha

Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders bites his mouth guard during a break in a game January 28, 2012....

Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders bites his mouth guard during a break in a game January 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Darren Hauck)

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Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders was involved in a fight at a downtown Milwaukee nightclub, according to a report by WTMJ-TV, and he was unavailable to play Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a thumb injury.

"It was reported that there was an incident," Bucks coach Larry Drew said Wednesday.

"I'm not sure exactly what happened, but right now, it's under investigation."

After enjoying a breakout season in 2012-13, Sanders found his role in the Bucks' game plan reduced under new coach Drew. Foul trouble limited Sanders to 12 minutes in the season opener against the Knicks in New York, and in Milwaukee's next two games, he played a combined 40 minutes and was not on the court down the stretch.

Sanders averaged 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds last season.

He is contributing 6.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season, his first under a four-year, $44 million contract extension signed over the summer.


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