Bucks' Sanders suspended for flagrant foul

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended one game for his flagrant foul against Nicolas Batum in Wednesday's 104-97 loss to Portland.

Sanders was whistled for a common foul with 3:01 left to play after pushing Batum in the back on a drive to the basket, but officials changed it to a Flagrant 1 following a review.

The NBA later upgraded the foul to a Flagrant 2, warranting the suspension.

The suspension will force Sanders to sit out Thursday's tilt against Sacramento, which expects to welcome center DeMarcus Cousins back to its lineup after a 10-game absence with viral meningitis.