Lakers' Montrezl Harrell, Raptors' OG Anunoby Ejected After Altercation on Video

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIApril 7, 2021

TAMPA, FLORIDA - APRIL 06: OG Anunoby #3 of the Toronto Raptors is fouled by Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter at Amalie Arena on April 06, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell and Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby were ejected following an altercation during L.A.'s 110-101 win in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday.

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OG Anunoby and Montrezl Harrell were both ejected after this WILD play 😳 pic.twitter.com/yjndrs3ZkA

With just over two minutes left in the first quarter and L.A. up 34-20, Raptors forward Pascal Siakam registered a steal that led to a fast-break opportunity for Anunoby, who soared in for a layup.

Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder fouled him to stop the attempt, and he and Anunoby got tangled in the process.

Anunoby then picked up Schroder and placed him on the ground. Harrell took exception to the action and rushed in to protect Schroder, shoving Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr.

DeAndre' Bembry substituted in and shot Anunoby's free throws in his place. Schroder, who was called for a personal foul, did not get ejected.

The altercation occurred amid an ugly first half for the Raptors, who trailed by as many as 34 points en route to a 68-42 halftime deficit.