Brooklyn Nets reserve Jared Dudley and Philadelphia 76ers swingman Jimmy Butler were both ejected following a brief scuffle in the third quarter of Game 4 of their first-round series at Barclays Center.
The altercation broke out following Joel Embiid's hard foul on Jarrett Allen as he attacked the rim for a layup, which Dudley took exception to, shoving the 76ers big man. Butler responded, confronting Dudley, when a scrum of players including Ben Simmons spilled into the first row under the basket.
The officials assessed Embiid a Flagrant 1 for his foul which kicked off the melee, tossing Butler and Dudley for escalating the situation.
Jared Dudley and Jimmy Butler ejected for the melee; Embiid gets a Flagrant 1 pic.twitter.com/OllMftoI9W- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 20, 2019
The two teams have been trading barbs over the course of the series, from Simmons and Dudley's back-and-forth in the media, while Embiid picked up a Flagrant 1 in Game 2 for elbowing Allen in the face on a move to the basket.
He later apologised for the incident in his post-game press conference, saying the move was not intentional.