SERGE Ibaka and Robin Lopez were thrown out of the game for trading punches during the Bulls-Raptors match on Tuesday in Toronto (Wednesday, Manila time).
Jimmy Butler had just extended the Chicago lead to 16 points, his jumper making it 88-72 in the third when Ibaka and Lopez clashed after clashing as they positioned for the rebound.
Ibaka pushed Lopez after the latter tried to knock the ball off his hand.
Acquired at trade deadline, Ibaka helped the Raptors prevent a 12th straight loss to their Eastern Conference rival Bulls.
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Players and team staff also got into the fight, with Chicago big man Nikola Mirotic and Toronto assistant coach Jamaal Magloire also getting called for technical fouls.