UPDATE: Video of the incident below:
The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics engaged in a shoving match involving significant portions of both teams late in the second quarter of their game Wednesday night – one that saw Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and Nets forwards Kris Humpries and Gerald Wallace ejected from the game.
The altercation began when Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett drove to the basket, defended by Humphries. Humphries jumped to block Garnett’s shot, fouling Garnett and knocking him to the ground in the process. Rondo took exception the the foul, shoving Humphries into the seats underneath the basket after the foul was called. From there it was a free-for-all, with Garnett and Wallace entangled, and multiple other players jostling with one another.
In the end, Humphries and Wallace were both assessed second technical fouls, while Rondo was ejected outright.
Brawl in Boston. Rondo just punched humphries in the head.—
Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) November 29, 2012
That might end Rondo’s assist streak.—
Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) November 29, 2012
Rondo appeared to overreact to a Humphries foul on Garnett that didn't look all that bad.—
Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 29, 2012