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Huge EuroLeague brawl between Partizan, Real Madrid leaves Dante Exum injured

Real Madrid v Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade: Play Offs Game 2 - 2022/2023 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27: Players of Real Madrid and Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade fighting on court during the 2022/2023 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Play Offs Game 2 match between Real Madrid and Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade at WiZink Center on April 27, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jesus Orihuela/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images)

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Actual fights in the NBA — not posturing and pushing, but an actual trying to hurt someone fight — are rare. They’re not common in Europe either, but there was a serious bench-clearing one between Partizan and Real Madrid yesterday in a EuroLeague showdown.

One of the critical moments of that was former Celtic Guerschon Yabusele picking former Jazz player Dante Exum up and bodyslamming him to the ground.

Exum was injured during the fight with team doctors saying a tendon in his second toe was ruptured. He had to be helped off the court and later sent this message to Partizan fans.

For his part, Yabusele regretted his actions.

Partizan now leads the best-of-five series against Real Madrid 2-0.