Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 11:43 am  |  33 responses

Warriors-Blazers Altercation Results in Three Ejections

A shoving match between the Warriors and Blazers erupted at Oracle Arena late in the third quarter on Saturday. Mo Williams was ejected for running at Andrew Bogut after Joel Freeland and Bogut got tangled up in the paint. Portland’s hottest player, Wes Matthews, was hit with his second tech and was also ejected. Draymond Green was ejected for getting off the bench. Bogut, Freeland and LaMarcus Aldridge all received technicals. Bay Area News‘ Marcus Thompson recounts the altercation:

With 3:42 left in the third quarter, play was stopped  due to an altercation between the Warriors and Blazers. Two possible punches were thrown, though none appeared to have landed.

Andrew Bogut and and Joel Freeeland got tangled up in the key. Bogut shoved Freeland off him, and it look like he threw an elbow at Freeland that appeared to barely miss the Blazers’ big man’s chin. Blazers big man LaMarcus Aldridge then shoved Bogut in the neck. Mo Williams also jumped in to get between Bogut and Aldridge, and Bogut pushed Williams away, too. Williams responded by trying to push Bogut in the face, which may have been perceived as a punch because Williams was ejected.

It appeared the small shoving match was about to end but Wesley Matthews – who at one point was holding back Aldridge – suddenly needed to be restrained while going after someone near the Warriors’ bench. The raucous, which took place at the Warriors’ end of the court, spilled into the court side seats. Before long, Warriors’ Draymond Green – who was on the bench at the time – needed to be restrained by Mark Jackson and assistant coach Brian Scalabrine.

Matthews and Green also were ejected. Bogut and Freeland were slapped with technical fouls.

Despite getting the brunt of the punishment, Portland rallied and won the game convincingly, 113-101. The League office will now review the incident to determine if more discipline is necessary.

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  • BigAl#13

    Mo Williams,don’t run at a 7 foot aussie who grew up playing Australian football in the suburbs of Melbourne unless you want to risk permanent damage to yourself

  • Saleem Rainman

    That was a b!tch shot by Aldridge there…why was he not ejected? he clearly threw a punch…

  • itsveebih .

    I’m still trying to understand why Bogut didn’t get ejected when he initiated everything with an((( ELBOW))).

  • TBRK

    *kevin hart voice* “Hey hey, you’re white!!!…you don’t fight!” jk jk….looked like Bogut was going for broke on that right hand he threw

  • TBRK

    didn’t see that bro…looked like he was mediating but then got a little heated with Bogut. imo Bogut was the only one who deserved the ejection…smh

  • fruizm

    Jermaine Oneal is always ready for some action!

  • fruizm

    ohhhh the suburbs of Melbourne!!

  • spit hot fiyah

    interestingly enough, in many countries, basically all of europe (at least in the countries i have been in) the worst neighborhoods of any city are in the suburbs and not in the inner city. the inner cities are usually very corporate and where there is housing of any sort, it is usually very expensive and only the wealthiest afford to live there. in contrast to the U.S. where the inner cities are the “worst” and suburbs the “best”

    i can’t speak for australia because i haven’t been there, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it is similar to the european phenomenon. this is actually something that i noticed about 10 years ago and the difference always struck me as odd

  • CraigandThem

    I recently learned about this, too. Pretty cool/strange. It’s not often on message boards strewn with mouth-breathers you get a free history lesson. Merci.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i don’t know about history lesson. more like societal observation. i just really wonder why there is that major contrast in the segregation of wealthy and poor between the u.s. and europe. if anyone in australia reads this, please let me know how it is over there.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Jermaine O’Neal… veteran of the Great Battle of Detroit (colloquially known as Malice at the Palace). Training the next generation of NBA Warriors, pun intended.

  • Otis

    Basically the same, yeah. Our inner cities are called CBDs – central business districts – and they’re where all the office buildings etc are. It’s the suburbs that are rougher, although not all of them, obviously.

  • Tobias Fernandez

    Basketball is such a p sport sometimes they all don’t know how to fight they just flail their arms and shove that’s about it.

  • Max

    Or they don’t want to get suspended.

  • beyne

    I wish East Coast teams had this much heart.

  • Max


  • Blakos

    True in New Zealand also. The process of Gentrification explains a lot of what you are referring to.

  • Blakos

    Cheap shot by Bogut. He loves his sneaky niggle.

  • Allan

    Thought Jermaine O’neal was gonna do his patented Slide Punch

  • Typical hater

    Wow, Bogut. What a loser

  • Mello G


  • bill


    City: San Francisco

    Suburb: Richmond/Oakland

  • Chester

    I agree, Bogut is a tough guy who can hold his own. But come on bro!? Don’t make us Melbournians look bad. We’re the most livable city in the world(actual fact lol) our suburbs ain’t rough, definitely not where Bogut came from. Mo Williams though.. that guy i’ll always remember him as the guy that got an allstar appearance riding the coattails of Lebron.

  • Chester

    In Australia, the city center is generally a business financial districts where criminal activities are considered rare, where as in the suburbs there can be rough neighbourhoods with higher rates of crime. Though majority of suburbs are considered safe in cities such as Melbourne lol.

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Because Australians rule the world (like Israel)

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Brisbane, easy

  • mark

    Besides wondering why Bogut didn’t get ejected, I’m wondering why O’Neil didn’t get ejected and what did Freeland do to get a “T” ???

  • Mars

    LMAO at the Australian congregation. Either way Bogut is softer than baby spit. He ain’t bout that life. Mo Williams on the other hand…

  • spit hot fiyah

    those are two different cities

    in that case the suburbs would be more like los gatos, hayward, palo alto etc

  • spit hot fiyah

    i think gentrification moreso explains a movement of wealthy and poor neighborhoods. in LA for example, venice used to be considered very bad once upon a time and now it’s consider “good”. if those controlling the land want to “clean up” and area this is what they do right. build things that will increase property value of the area and force poor people to move.

    that still doesn’t explain the nation wide phenomenon of inner cities generally being poor across the board in the US, and the opposite occurring in europe and australia/new zealand. i would love to hear from a canadian on this topic

  • Chester

    Easy what? You don’t make any sense.

  • spit hot fiyah

    san fransisco and oakland are two different cities. hayward and los gatos would be suburbs in that case. and i was speaking in general, i know that u can find parts of some inner cities that are good and also some not so good suburbs. so there are exceptions to these observation in the US and in Europe.

  • Wings23