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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