An NBA brawl took place between the Indiana Pacers and Golden State Warriors on Tuesday (Feb. 26). The brawl between the Pacers and Warriors led to Roy Hibbert getting ejected from the game and could likely lead to some fines coming from the league. According to a report from ESPN, it all took place in the fourth quarter of a game that the Pacers would end up winning 108-98.
After some rough play in the low post, Hibbert became the victim of a post-whistle shove by Warriors forward David Lee. Hibbert did not take kindly to it and returned the favor with a bit more vigor. This sparked a brawl that swallowed up several other players and make its way right to the front row of fans in attendance. This certainly isn't the first time Pacers fans have seen something like this take place though.
Warriors guard Jarrett Jack tried to get in the middle of it, but he really didn't have the size to stop the two big men. Another Warriors guard (Stephen Curry) tried to pull Hibbert back by wrapping his arms around the big man, but he was tossed to the floor quite quickly. Eventually the officials got into the mix and separated the players, ejecting Hibbert for his reactionary behavior to what Lee had done. Curry, Lee, Thompson, and David West each also received a technical foul.
Speaking about what had taken place during the game Pacers forward David West addressed what may had led to the skirmish. West stated that, "There were two or three guys coming after (Hibbert). We preach and talk about togetherness, so that's part of what we're going to do. We're going to defend one another. They came after him too many times."
This NBA brawl between the Indiana Pacers and Golden State Warriors won't be taken kindly by the main offices of the league and there could be further punishment coming down in regard to what took place.
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