Things got a little chippy at the United Center on Sunday.
In the second quarter of the Boston Celtics’ Game 4 matchup against the Chicago Bulls, Celtics guard Marcus Smart and Bulls forward Jimmy Butler had to be separated after a mini scrum.
As Butler waited for Smart to inbound the ball, the Celtics guard shoved the Bulls star forward with a forearm to the chest. Butler understandably didn’t take kindly to the push and got right in Smart’s face to exchange words.
Officials and players from both sides stepped in to separate the two, but the brief shoving match illustrated the tone of the series.
You can see it all unfold in the video below.
It’s safe to say there’s no love lost between these two teams.
The Celtics would go to win 104-95 and even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.
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