It could have been under freezing in Toronto, however issues acquired a bit heated between Serge Ibaka and James Johnson Tuesday night time.
The 2 forwards acquired tousled within the third quarter of the Warmth’s 90-89 win when Ibaka tried to submit up on Johnson, with the 2 leaning on one another. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Ibaka tried to create separation together with his forearms, leading to Johnson slapping Ibaka’s arm down. Ibaka then shoved Johnson again, inflicting the 6-foot-Eight, 240-pound Warmth ahead to punch Ibaka within the face. Ibaka instantly fired again and the 2 proceeded to commerce a number of haymakers earlier than shortly being separated by officers.
Each Ibaka and Johnson had been then promptly ejected.
This isn’t the primary on-court altercation Ibaka has been concerned in. The Raptors ahead beforehand obtained a one-game suspension final season after buying and selling punches with Robin Lopez through the Raptors’ additional time win over the Bulls.
Each Ibaka and Johnson will possible obtain the same punishment for his or her actions Tuesday.