Most NBA “fights” these days tend to get broken up before the real punches are thrown. However, Robin Lopez of the Chicago Bulls and Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors let the fists fly in the third quarter of their Tuesday night matchup.
Things initially got heated after Lopez attempted to smack the basketball out of Ibaka’s hands. Within seconds, haymakers were being thrown on both sides:
Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez just traded blows. Punches thrown. pic.twitter.com/mte8weOIi8
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 22, 2017
Each big man got a couple strong swings in before officials and teammates ran over to separate the two. Needless to say, both Lopez and Ibaka were promptly ejected, and will most likely be facing disciplinary action from the league.