Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre was shown-the-door from Thursday’s Game 3 of the Wizards series against the Boston Celtics.
Oubre hit Kelly Olynyk with a forceful shove that set off a playground-like scrum.
The whole thing started when Oubre got his feelings regarding a screen that Olynyk put on him.
After order was restored, Olynyk issued an offensive foul while Oubre received a Flagrant 2 foul for responding by charging across the court and shoving Olynyk.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks did not feel that his player reacted properly.
“I think we’ve got to control our emotions,” said Brooks. “We can’t respond that way, but when you get hit in the head a few times — we’re very competitive guys out there and two teams are very competitive. When you keep getting hit in the head, you might respond that way and I think that’s what (Kelly) did.”
Brooks and his peer across the court Brad Stevens were both hit with technical fouls during the fourth quarter.
Tensions were high prior to the game as the Wizards came into the game reeling from the two game deficit that they found themselves in.
When things finally boiled over, the melee seemed to benefit the Wizards who found their extra gear and went on to win the game 116-89.
Wizards star John Wall scored 24 points and helped his team rediscover their heart.
It’s obvious that the Celtics and the Wizards don’t acre for each other. The players keep the referees busy as they handed out 52 personal fouls and eight technical fouls.
The Wizards’ Brandon Jennings and Celtic’s Terry Rozier were ejected in the fourth quarter after each received two technical fouls.
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas talked to assembled media after the game and admitted that there is something of a beef there.
“We don’t like them and they don’t like us,” Thomas emphasized.
Wall backed the statement up after Thomas got off the podium.
“I guess just two teams that really don’t like each other,” Wall said.