The Washington Wizards have been on the West Coast since March 20, and a matchup against the Golden State Warriors was their last before a trip back home. Point guard John Wall seemed a bit testy in his waning hours.
Wall picked up a technical foul in the first quarter for a bit of jawing and some excessive contact, and it seemed as if that was that. However, with the Wizards down by double digits in the third quarter, things got a bit chippy between Wall and Klay Thompson.
Wall went up for a layup and was completely annihilated by Thompson. On the following play, Wall came in tight on Thompson to defend an inbound pass, but he ended up getting tossed off and embellishing the contact a bit.
After the no-call, Wall was upset and started jawing with Thompson.
John Wall is talking major smack to Klay Thompson. And it looks like Wall got ejected— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) March 24, 2013
Klay Thompson and John Wall just got called for a double technical. It was Wall's second T, so he's been escorted to Wizards' locker room— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) March 24, 2013
John Wall probably wouldn't have been so charged up if Klay Thompson hadn't just shoved him to ground on layup attempt right before #wizards— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) March 24, 2013
"Go to the basket & I'll knock your ass out." -John Wall to Klay Thompson before getting ejected. vine.co/v/bDHV5t6xtgm— Kyle Weidie (@Truth_About_It) March 24, 2013
Wall walked to the sidelines, at which point Wizards coach Randy Wittman gave him a look that might as well have said, "Well, what are we going to do now?"
Washington went on to lose the game 101-92, as the Wizards lost for just the second time in the past seven games.