The NBA has been chippy as of late, and it continued during tonight’s Magic-Timberwolves game with an incident between Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica.
Midway through the second quarter of the game, Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica got tangled up after a Minnesota shot.
Bjelica appears to push into Afflalo from behind, which led to shoving, followed by a big swing by Afflalo, the 10-year veteran.
Bjelica, a 6-foot-10 second-year forward from Serbia, then got Afflalo into a headlock, when a referee rushed over to break things up.
The two players were eventually separated and ejected from the game after the two teams converged on the scrap.
Afflalo played just five minutes, going scoreless and grabbing one rebound before he was tossed.
Bjelica had two points and a board in his five minutes of play.
Video, via Rotoworld’s Michael Gallagher.
WHOA! Bjelica and Afflalo fight! pic.twitter.com/KS0tWTuhGl
— Michael Gallagher (@MikeSGallagher) January 17, 2018
The Magic wound up pulling off the big home upset of the Timberwolves, 108-102. Evan Fournier led all scorers with 32 points.