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Carmelo Anthony escalates Kristaps Porzingis-Kent Bazemore stare-down (video)

The Hawks prevented Kristaps Porzingis from going full Porzingis on this play, but they couldn’t quite turn off the intensity afterward.

Kent Bazemore slapped the ball from Porzingis after the whistle, and Porzingis got in his face. Then, Carmelo Anthony came in to break it up/push Bazemore and jaw with Bazemore and Dennis Schröder.

Even by modern NBA standards, this remained pretty minor.

Mostly, I was just impressed the 6-foot-5 Bazemore stood high enough on his tippy toes to stare down the 7-foot-3 Porzingis.