The animosty between the Wizards and Boston Celtics came from two unlikely players, and it resulted in Kelly Oubre's first ejection in the NBA.
Kelly Olynyk had set some hard screens on Oubre before, and it all came to a head at 9:12 and the Wizards up 45-24 and in desperate need of a win in a semifinal series they trail 2-0.
Olynyk appeared to turn his shoulder into Oubre's chin and it was correctly ruled an offensive foul. But Oubre got up and charged full speed and slammed into him chest-to-chest to knock Olynyk to the floor in front of the Wizards' bench.
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After reviewing the play, Oubre was sent to the locker room because of a Flagrant 2 foul. He also ran through crew chief Monty McCutchen to get to Olynyk.
The league office reviews all flagrants and has the option to upgrade or downgrade fouls and levy additional fines or suspensions and will take into account Oubre's contact with an official. If he does get a suspension in addition to his Flagrant 2, that's likely the reason.
When the Wizards played at the Phoenix Suns earlier this season, it fined Jared Dudley $35,000 after he was ejected for a similar incident with Wizards guard Brandon Jennings. Dudley, however, was not suspended.
Before Oubre's blowup, Ian Mahinmi and Jonas Jerebko were giving technical fouls for their clash under the basket.