Tag:Lakers-Mavs fights
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:46 am
Edited on: April 1, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Security escorts fan out of Staples Center video

Staples Center security had to forcibly remove a fan during the fourth quarter of a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. Posted by Ben Golliver.

As we've already detailed, the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks got heated. Mavericks guard Jason Terry shoved Steve Blake to the ground, prompting an extended fracas that resulted in a total of four ejections. Meanwhile, Lakers forward Matt Barnes threw Terry Stotts, a Dallas Mavericks assistant coach, to the ground as well.

But the physical altercations weren't limited to the court. Staples Center security had to forcibly remove a fan who attempted to charge on the court near the Mavericks bench shortly after the fight broke out. 

Play was interrupted as Lakers forward Lamar Odom was about to shoot his second free throw, with the Lakers leading, 90-78, with 7:58 remaining in the game. The Mavericks bench stood up as the commotion took place behind them but roughly five red coat wearing officers dragged the fan up the steps to the concourse and away from the game.

Here's video of the incident.



Here's a replay. Look carefully in the upper right hand corner and you can see the fan charging towards the court at a high rate of speed before being intercepted by security.



Kudos to the security team, who will all probably get commendations for their quick work and on-the-spot reactions. 
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:37 am
Edited on: April 1, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Jason Terry shoves Steve Blake, gets ejected

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.
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:22 am
Edited on: April 1, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Lakers F Matt Barnes throws down Mavericks coach

Video of Los Angeles Lakers coach Matt Barnes throwing Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Terry Stotts to the ground. Posted by Ben Golliver.

We see a skirmish on an NBA court almost every day, but few end with an assistant coach being thrown down to the ground by an opposing player. That changed on Thursday night, when Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes threw Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Terry Stotts to the ground during a fourth quarter altercation.

The drama began with the Lakers leading 90-73 with 9:22 remaining in the game. Mavericks guard Jason Terry shoved Lakers guard Steve Blake to the court with two hands on a drive attempt. A big group shoving match erupted and, after plenty of jawing, Stotts wrapped his arms around Barnes near the Mavericks bench after NBA official Joey Crawford attempted to extricate Barnes from the fracas. Barnes took exception to Stotts' bear hug from behind, clearly yelling "Get off me!" multiple times as he tried to unwrap himself. When that failed, Barnes turned around and knocked Stotts to the ground. Barnes was then, obviously, ejected from the game.

A suspension from the league is almost sure to follow for Barnes.

Here's video of the exchange.

 
 
 
 
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