Refs give four offsetting technical fouls at once during Blazers-Thunder (VIDEO)
Ed Davis wasn’t about to let Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Terrence Ferguson give him a hard boxout. The Portland Trail Blazers big man certainly wasn’t going to allow Ferguson to rest his weight on Davis’ knees, either.
So, with a little more than three minutes left in the third quarter in the game between the Blazers and the Thunder on Sunday night, Davis assertively but leisurely tossed Ferguson to the side.
That really got things started.
Russell Westbrook, never one to keep an even keel, went right after Davis. That prompted Portland’s Evan Turner to come right back at Westbrook.
Soon, it was a tangle of forearms and shoving, with nobody backing down.
After everyone was pulled apart, the referees made the decision to assess four offsetting technical fouls. One each for Davis, Turner, Westbrook, and Ferguson. Davis was given a normal personal foul for his reach over the back / toss move on Ferguson, and the game continued.
In spectacular fashion, the Blazers pulled out a win thanks in part to CJ McCollum’s nifty jumper over Westbrook with 19 seconds to go.
Meanwhile, Turner dropped this to reporters after the game.
Evan Turner says he told Terrance Ferguson he would pay his fine for the technical in the third.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) March 26, 2018