Tensions flared in the matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, culminating in a scuffle between Duncan Robinson and Jaylen Brown during the fourth quarter.
As the game heated up, Robinson fouled Brown, who then pushed the Heat forward into the stands. Words were exchanged between the two players, resulting in Brown being assessed a flagrant 1 foul while Robinson received a personal foul.
“I just thought it was a dirty play, to be honest with you. You know, that’s how people miss entire seasons. … Just thought it was dangerous, unnecessary and excessive,” Robinson said after the game, per Tim Reynolds.
In response, Brown said talked about how Miami plays physical and tends to get away with some controversial plays. “I don’t know what he was trying to do, but I bet he won’t do it again,” he said.
Despite the altercation, the Celtics (41-12) managed to hold off a late rally from the Heat (28-25) to secure a hard-fought 110-106 victory.