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Sixers’ Daniel Orton, Trail Blazers’ Meyers Leonard ejected after scuffle (VIDEO)

Dec 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

This was just frustration, because by this point in the fourth quarter the game itself was all but over — Portland was up 34 and cruising in for a win.

Philadelphia’s Daniel Orton was trying to back down Portland’s Meyers Leonard in to the post while the ball was on the other side of the court, and Leonard had enough and just threw him to the ground. Orton responded with an elbow. That got both of them tossed.

And both can expect to write a check to the league for this.

Leonard, for his part, was surprised he was ejected.

  1. davidly - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Portland Trailblazers’ 139 points.
    Downright offensive, Philly might say. Everybody on the roster scored with the shooters averaging a mere 7.8 shots apiece–eight players in double figures. Moreover, every player had at least one assist–for a team total 41–except for the guy with the least number of minutes (five) and two points on his one shot off an offensive rebound. Like I said: downright offensive.

  2. gquesen - Dec 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    As a blazer fan, even I think that was a punk move by Meyers. And he doesn’t know why he was ejected? C’mon man, there is a reason you’re riding the bench: Maturity, or lack thereof.

    • khadeemw - Dec 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      u may be right…but orton was hooking the hell of out him too

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      Leonard even said he was bowed a few times before that play. He def overreacted but it’s not a punk move. Dude wouldn’t bodyslam Orton for no reason.

  3. stadix093 - Dec 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Meyers has been pulling this crap since he got into the NBA. Always wondered when somebody would get fed up with it.

  4. emosnar - Dec 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    That was a dirty move by a player on a team that was winning. What a jackass. The writer can do a better job of analyzing what we all clearly see instead of giving us the usual “its because they were up by so many points/frustration” routine.


    Your ilk doesn’t belong in the league.

  5. themagicfanguy - Dec 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    They’re both dumb. Orton doesn’t belong in the league, he’s failed miserably at every stop.

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