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Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors scrap on the court (VIDEO)

Nov 24, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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Well, that escalated quickly. No one threw a trident (Anchorman references are acceptable again, right?), but there were big ramifications from the on-court scuffle between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors.

The tussle started when Andrew Bogut and Joel Freeland got tied up in the paint, and things went to another level once Bogut threw a forearm shiver at Freeland to break loose.

As you could expect, this led to both teams rushing to the action. Mo Williams went at Bogut, and then things got a little crazy.

The refs doled out plenty of punishment, as you might expect. Wes Matthews, Mo Williams and Draymond Green were all ejected. Joel Freeland, Andrew Bogut and LaMacrus Aldridge were all issued technical fouls.

How Bogut got off with just a technical foul, I don’t know. He was involved in the fight that started it all, and then he shoved Williams as he rushed in. Usually the second guy gets punished (and Williams did), but the refs have the benefit of replay.

Regardless, nothing could stop Portland on this night. The Blazers were down by eight at the time of the fight, but they fought back on the scoreboard. Aldridge’s 30 points and 21 rebounds helped Portland extended their road winning streak to an impressive seven games, and their overall winning streak to 10 games. There isn’t a hotter team in the league right now.

  1. mimaiheatdynasty - Nov 24, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    This is nothing compared to 80’s, 90’s basketball.

    • spthegr8 - Nov 24, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      Bogut looked like he didn’t want ANY parts of Aldridge!! But he was more than happy try and scrap with Mo Williams!! SMFH!!!

  2. legend30 - Nov 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Of course Jermaine O’neal comes from nowhere with the punch. Sigh… Some people never learns…

  3. wgn01 - Nov 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Bogut has become a better player by being more aggressive, and this has become a part of his game (see playoffs against Denver).

  4. milkman1989 - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    I would love someone to floor Bogut one of these days…

  5. gquesen - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    As a Blazer fan, watching them just DESTROY the warriors after this was awesome. I have to say, I’ve never seen a blazer team look this locked in. Wesley Mathews just can’t miss right now.

    • trickybastard - Nov 24, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      remember this? no this was DESTROY

  6. trickybastard - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Calling this a “scrap” is a joke. Most basketball players don’t know how to fight. They act tough for the camera but mostly pussies

  7. seahawkfan4evr - Nov 24, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    I don’t see how you don’t eject bogut for forearming freeland. I’m glad that the warriors showed their true colors jumping around excited that Wes and mo got ejected while the blazers huddled up and took it right at them.

  8. norcalkingsfan - Nov 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    That was all Bogut. Then when Aldridge comes at him, Bogut averts all his attention to the smaller mo williams. What a punk.

    …. then he stands on the outside, looking in, on the fight he started.

  9. bowwserr - Nov 24, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    No hotter team except the Spurs, that is. Or have we all forgotten again that the Spurs participate in the NBA regular season?

  10. gquesen - Nov 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    SA’s only loss is to the Blazers, my friend. Don’t get me wrong, the Spurs are a monster though. Just saying…

  11. eugenesaxe1 - Nov 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Yep, they made LMA mad, and you won’t like LMA when he’s mad. Unless you’re a Blazers fan.

  12. kavika6 - Nov 25, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    As soon as I saw the headline I knew that bogut had something to do with it.

    Matthews is such a fake tough guy. (“Don’t hold me back, don’t hold me back… Pssst, hold me back”)

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