Tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors spiraled into a wild fight at the end of the third quarter. Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss were main players.
It happened when the Raptors attempted a long inbounds pass with one second left in the third quarter. Chriss and Ibaka were jockeying for position for the throw, which wound up out of bounds.
Ibaka clearly took exception to Chriss’ defense on the play. Within seconds, the two were wrestling and throwing punches.
The full video is below, from multiple angles. Clearly, Ibaka was getting the better of the younger Chriss.
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Ibaka vs. Chriss FIGHT NIGHT pic.twitter.com/r3fC1zOOv6
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Both players were ejected for throwing punches. Surely, some type of fines and suspensions are coming as well.
The lowly Cavs actually wound up blowing out the 48-20 Raptors, winning 126-101. That will hurt Toronto’s pursuit of the Milwaukee Bucks for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
It also won’t help Cleveland’s cause in increasing its lottery chances.