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Hassan Whiteside-Giannis Antetokounmpo stare-down escalated/broken up by James Johnson (video)

Tensions between Hassan Whiteside and Giannis Antetokounmpo escalated when Antetokounmpo pushed Whiteside in the back and, after Whiteside grabbed a rebound anyway, hacked at the Heat center. After the foul was call, Whiteside pushed at Antetokounmpo as Antetokounmpo backed away.

Flying in came Miami forward James Johnson.

Was Johnson trying to break up the dispute? He got between Whiteside and Antetokounmpo.

Was Johnson trying to protect his teammate and go after the Bucks star himself? A referee held Johnson back from getting closer to Antetokounmpo.