Things aren’t so good in Cleveland with the Cavaliers right now and the frustrations for players there are starting to show in different ways.
In today’s game between the Cavs and Toronto Raptors, Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss threw punches at each other after a hard foul at the end of the third quarter.
On a cross court pass to Ibaka, Chriss looked to push him down during the play and he didn’t take a liking to that. He got up and went straight at him, putting hands to his neck and pushing towards the hoop. By then, the two started going at each other, with Ibaka missing a punch and Chriss protecting himself until security broke it up.
Things were quickly broken up and both players were tossed.
In a game that looked like that Raptors should win, based on record, it was not their night and the Cavs got the last laugh with the W.
Ibaka and Chriss out here throwing punches 😳 pic.twitter.com/NwRhL6Apw4
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 12, 2019
LMAO SERGE IBAKA & MARQUESE CHRISS WERE REALLY THROWING HANDS pic.twitter.com/5sx8l62mQi
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) March 12, 2019
— The Waterboy Report (@waterboyreport) March 12, 2019
Upon further reviews from different angles, it looks like punches actually connected in the scuffle.
FINAL: TOR 101 | CLE 126
UPDATE: ESPN reports that Ibaka is suspended 3 games for his role in the altercation, while Chriss only got a one game suspension as a result.