Orlando’s Mohamed Bamba and Jalen Suggs, as well as Minnesota’s Austin Rivers, Taurean Prince and Jaden McDaniels, were ejected from Friday’s Magic–Timberwolves game after a scuffle broke out, reports Khobi Price of The Orlando Sentinel (subscriber link)
It appears as though Bamba may have initiated the incident by saying something to Rivers after he missed a three-pointer, as Markelle Fultz looked absolutely shocked by whatever was said (Twitter video link via Rob Perez).
Clearly Rivers didn’t appreciate the comment, as he returned to Orlando’s bench (Bamba wasn’t in the game at the time), and then a fight broke out between Bamba and Rivers, with punches thrown, though none appeared to connect (Twitter video link via Bally Sports North).
Suggs then ran into the fray and tackled Rivers, with chaos ensuing. Prince and McDaniels were both shoving and trying to get involved, so apparently they were ejected for escalating the altercation.
According to Pierre Noujaim of Fox 9 Minneapolis (Twitter link), Bamba and Rivers tried to continue the fight in the arena hallway after being ejected, and had to be restrained, presumably by security.
All five players are likely to face suspensions and/or fines, with Bamba and Rivers almost certain to receive the most significant penalties.
Bamba is typically a backup center, but he started the game for the Magic, with Suggs a reserve guard. Losing them to suspensions would affect the team’s rotation, but not as substantially as it would the Wolves, as McDaniels is a starter and Prince and Rivers are two of Minnesota’s primary reserves.
17 thoughts on “Five Players Ejected From Magic-Wolves Game After Scuffle”
That’s awesome love when they fight
No. Bad things happen when untrained people throw hands and push each other around
Our bodies are just bags of meat and blood with a sensitive skeletal system underneath
This is why we can’t have nice things. And why some NBA player is going to end up paralyzed or worse fkn around
Dude seriously that’s your take? How many years have these little scrums happened, and you’re worried that someone is going to get paralyzed? Not to mention literally nothing happened at all
My “take” is. I love hockey, I’m Canadian. Fighting is in our blood
But this type of Fighting is stupid, be men. Square up face to face. Not try to sucker punch someone
This happened a few weeks ago too, guy got punched in the back of the head.
Yea someone’s gonna end up paralyzed or worse.
Just cause you think it’s funny and entertaining to watch.
You could watch UFC for that. Or become a hockey fan
Never said it was funny or entertaining, literally not much happened at all anyway. Nobody is gonna get paralyzed or worse in a slap fight
Fixed it for you
Some good punches thrown. Wolves don’t need the coming suspensions.
Love a good old-fashioned ‘donnybrook’
That look is priceless. wtf did he say?
Got a feeling the comment is going to be something along the lines of the Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony dust up.
Stop losing to tanking teams.
“Somebody hit somebody.”
– Jackie Moon
Were you on break when you wrote this bro? Your boss didn’t mind?
Single game suspension s. “Petty cash” fines. Nice way to spice up a game that features basically nothing but dunks and 3s.
Seems like a lot of fights this year. Frustrated millionaires. They act like kids.
Newsflash, most of them still are. Try “wrestling” with that notion.
And no I didn’t learn that one from South Harvard…
All that because Mo Bamba said “this ain’t high school no mo.”
Rivers is so soft…lol