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                  === Bucks' Sanders suspended five games ===
 
 New  York,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) -  Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has
 been suspended five games without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBAPA
 Anti-Drug Program.
 
 Sanders  is  recovering from surgery to  repair a broken orbital bone near his
 right eye. He suffered the season-ending injury on Feb. 8 after taking a James
 Harden elbow to the face in the Bucks' loss to the Houston Rockets.
 
 The  suspension will begin with the next regular season game for which Sanders
 is eligible and physically able to play.
 
 "I apologize to the entire Bucks organization and our fans for being suspended
 five  games  for using marijuana in  violation of the NBA Anti-Drug Program. I
 take full responsibility for my actions," Sanders said in a statement.
 
 In 23 games, Sanders averaged 7.7 points,  7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots.
 Those  numbers are  down from a breakout  2012-13, when the former VCU big man
 put up 9.8 points, 9.5 boards and 2.8 blocks per contest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 04/04 14:22:56 ET

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