Fallout From Bulls/Thunder Scrum

On Monday night, the Thunder defeated the Bulls in Oklahoma City by 25 points in a game between two teams from different conferences, one with playoff aspirations and the other in the midst of a rebuild.

However, the otherwise relatively meaningless regular season contest took an interesting turn when a scrum broke out late in the third quarter after Bulls’ guard Cameron Payne was called for a foul, followed by a shoving match between Thunder’ guard Russell Westbrook and Bulls’ guard Kris Dunn.

Chaos then broke out as Jerami Grant approached Dunn before being confronted by Robin Lopez, resulting in both Grant and Lopez falling into the lap of some fans sitting in courtside seats.

The NBA announced discipline this afternoon, with non-participants and Thunder guards Raymond Felton and Dennis Schroder both receiving one-game suspensions for leaving the bench. Meanwhile, Dunn was fined $15K for “instigating,” while Grant and Lopez were fined $20K and $25K, respectively, for “escalating.”

Fortunately for the Kings, both Felton and Schroder will miss the Thunder’s game later tonight in Sacramento.

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10 thoughts on “Fallout From Bulls/Thunder Scrum

  1. DynamiteAdams

    How do Felton and Schroeder get suspended and the players in the actual fight only get fines? Seems like that should be the other way around.

  2. Djones246890

    Well, at least they were trying to beat the absolute sh!t out of the other team, and not each other. I guess that’s a positive.

    First time this team has shown signs of being alive in years.

    I guess that’s the result of being under a seemingly Xanax-Infused zombie, like Hoiberg, for so long.

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