Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia and Magic guard Jason Richardon were ejected in Game 3 Friday night for engaging in a mini-fight. Dwight Howard and Zaza had been mixing it up all game and Dwight started things by flailing a hand at Zaza. Pachulia got in J-Rich’s face with a headbutt so Richardson responded with a slap. Both players were ejected for the remaining 2:22 in the game and could face a suspension for Game 4. Here’s a video of the Jason Richardson-Zaza Pachulia fight:
The Hawks ended up winning things and it’s hard to argue the Magic weren’t suffering without J-Rich at the end of the game. Pachulia is a real pest and his annoying play got the best of Orlando which they just can’t let happen.
UPDATE: They’ve both been suspended for Game 4 of the series.