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Jason Terry shoves Steve Blake, gets ejected

Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:37 am
Edited on: April 1, 2011 6:17 pm
 
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry starts a fracas by shoving Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake to the ground and drawing a flagrant foul. Posted by Ben Golliver.

The fourth quarter of an otherwise routine Los Angeles Lakers home win over the Dallas Mavericks turned ugly when Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry shoved Lakers guard Steve Blake to the ground with two hands, prompting an extended skirmish that resulted in multiple ejections. 

With the Lakers leading 90-73 with 9:22 remaining in the game. Blake drove to the basket and was discarded by Terry. Immediately taking exception to the foul, Blake popped up and jawed in Terry's face while an official and multiple members of both teams attempted to intervene. Lakers forward Matt Barnes came through to give Terry a pretty strong shove which set off more pushing that eventually ended with Barnes throwing Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Terry Stotts to the ground

When all was said and done, Terry was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected from the game. Terry's teammate, center Brendan Haywood, was also ejected for his role in the skirmish. Both Blake and Barnes were ejected for their roles as well.

Here's the original play -- Terry's needless shove of Blake -- that set it all off.



Here's the video of the full fracas courtesy of YouTube user NBAFuFu.



Suspensions for multiple players -- particularly Terry and Barnes -- are likely to follow shortly. The Lakers held on to win, 110-82.
Comments

Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Jason Terry shoves Steve Blake, gets ejected

Why is an assistant coach from the other team grabbing a player walking away from the altercation toward his own bench?  Why is this coach not letting go after grabbing the player?  Why is this coach touching him at all? 

Matt was walking away and toward his own bench.  He tried to get the Dallas Coach to release him, but the coach wouldn't let go.  Under the circumstances, I'm not sure many players wouldn't have done more than push him away.  I"m not sure I could have restrained myself from giving him a hard right cross and putting him to sleep.  What was this coach thinking?


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