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.