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Roy Hibbert Gets Ejected as Pacers-Warriors Erupts in Brawl

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2017

En route to the Indiana Pacers' 108-97 win over the Golden State Warriors, a stands-spilling skirmish broke out between David Lee and Roy Hibbert.

Hibbert initiated it all, taking offense to a bump from Lee, so he gave him a big ol' shove. Lee came back with aggressive shoulder torpedoing and the rest was a bunch of shoving, shuffling and spilling a bit into the crowd.

Here's an extended look at what happened:

Technical fouls were handed out to Lee, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, David West and two to Hibbert.

Pacers-Warriors brawl not as bad as it looked at first. Too much density of players and lots of pushing around.

— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) February 27, 2013

 

All the technical fouls offset. Not sure Lee didn't get tossed for shove on Hibbert that instigated it all.

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) February 27, 2013

 

David West came very close to throwing a punch ... he at the very least mushed Andris' Biedrins

— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) February 27, 2013

 

Jarrett Jack is the only one on the Warriors that actually wanted to do something there.

— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 27, 2013

In the end, it was a lot of nothing that got a little out of control, but it seems as if West and Jarrett Jack got off a bit light.

West was forcefully inserting himself into the middle of the scrum, while Jack was as mad as a rabid kitten out there. 

It was a slightly testy game throughout that went slightly overboard, but not much else.

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