(NEW YORK) — With a shortened NBA season comes shortened suspensions for a couple of players. The league announced that Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum and Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva will both have their suspensions reduced because of the condensed 66-game season.
Bynum was originally suspended five games for his flagrant foul on former Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barrea during the team’s final game of their playoff series. His suspension was reduced to four games.
Meanwhile, Villanueva was originally suspended for five games following a scuffle he had with Cleveland Cavaliers center Ryan Hollins at the end of last season. He has already served one game of his suspension, and will now have to sit out for just the first three games of the season.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN