Game 3 between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards was a close contest, with the Bulls pulling themselves back into the series thanks to a 100-97 victory.
The Bulls were aided by the ejection of Wizards big man Nene, whose involvement in a 4th quarter altercation with the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler earned him some extra time in the locker room.
After Nene finished a play with a layup, he appeared to push Butler, who gave Nene a nudge back. Things escalated from there, with Nene appearing as the aggressor as he grabbed Butler’s head and even balled a fist before other players and referees intervened.
Nene’s actions couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Wizards, as he left the game with under 10 minutes to play in a tight contest.
Check out the heated confrontation in the video below.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@ESPNNBA