Plumlee and Hyland got into an argument after the third quarter, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. The Clippers defeated the Suns 119-114 and coach Tyronn Lue made light of the situation afterward.
“After that little skirmish we took off and played a lot better. So maybe we should do that more often,” he said.
Plumlee told Andrew Greif of The Los Angeles Times (Twitter link) that he was frustrated because the team hadn’t matched up properly on a couple of defensive possessions near the end of the quarter. Plumlee also said he and Hyland had “moved on” from the incident.
Lue, whose team will face Phoenix in the first round of the playoffs, also said everything was fine between them afterward.
“They worked it out,” he said. “That’s OK. Everything’s good.”
Both players were acquired during the trade deadline and have been part of the rotation in recent weeks. Plumlee will be a free agent after the season, while Hyland is on a rookie contract that runs through 2024/25.