Several punches were thrown as a wild brawl broke out on the court between Bulls and Raptors players with 3:58 remaining in the third quarter of Toronto’s 122-120 overtime win over Chicago on Tuesday night.
The heated exchange erupted when Raptors center Serge Ibaka grabbed the ball and threw an elbow near the back of Bulls center Robin Lopez after a made 3-pointer and Lopez fell backwards into Ibaka and took a swipe at the ball. Ibaka appeared to shove Lopez, and Lopez threw a punch at and missed Ibaka, who retaliated by taking a swing at Lopez, barely connecting with the head of the Chicago center. Both players were ejected for fighting following a long review period.
Source: ESPN News
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN