Hibbert ejected as Warriors, Pacers brawl
by Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY Sports
Roy Hibbert didn’t appreciate a post-whistle shove from David Lee on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, so he responded in kind.
But when the Pacers center pushed his Warriors counterpart back well after the fourth-quarter play had been over, he sparked a brawl that drew in multiple players from both teams.
Warriors guard Jarrett Jack was one of the first to react to the Hibbert’s shove on Lee and sprinted to separate the two. But Lee bumped his shoulder into Hibbert, and the scrap escalated from there.
Stephen Curry briefly wrapped his arms around Hibbert before being tossed aside to the floor. As the two teams tangled and moved to the corner of the court, players spilled toward the first row of fans before heading back to their respective benches.
Hibbert was issued two technical fouls and ejected from the game, finishing with 13 points and 9 rebounds. The Pacers won, 108-97.… [For more on Roy Hibbert ejected as Warriors, Pacers brawl (VIDEO), click here.]