Jae Crowder ejected after late-game skirmish
Jae Crowder was ejected late in the Utah Jazz’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night for his role in a skirmish.
With under six minutes left in the game and the Jazz up by 20, Russell Westbrook whipped Crowder in the chest with his arm. That led Crowder to be upset and look for Westbrook. Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams came over to try and hold Crowder back. In the process, Crowder tried pushing Anthony away and caught Adams with an inadvertent arm to the face.
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Westbrook was called for a foul on the play, while Crowder received a tech and was ejected.
The officials wanted to make sure that the situation didn’t get out of hand considering the bad blood that’s been brewing in the series.