Intense Mo Bamba-Austin Rivers brawl breaks out in Magic-Wolves originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
An intense brawl broke out in Friday night's Orlando Magic-Minnesota Timberwolves game that led to five players being ejected.
Late in the third quarter at Target Center, Timberwolves guard Austin Rivers appeared to exchange words with Magic center Mo Bamba, who wasn't in the game, near Orlando's bench. Then things became physical between the two players as they began to exchange blows.
The Rivers-Bamba tussle spilled out onto the court as other players intervened. Magic guard Jalen Suggs pulled Rivers to the ground in an apparent attempt to stop the altercation, but Bamba continued to go after Rivers. Rivers appeared to eventually wind up on top of Bamba before the two were finally separated for good.
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After they were ejected, Bamba and Rivers reportedly had to be restrained from going after each other in the tunnel.
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Shortly after the fight, Bamba posted this on his Instagram Story:
Rivers fired back at Bamba with this message on his Instagram Story:
Suggs, Wolves forward Taurean Prince and Wolves forward Jaden McDaniels were all also ejected. That likely won't be the end of the punishments, however, as fines and suspensions from the league are surely coming as well.
The Magic, who were leading 83-73 at the time of the fight, went on to beat the Wolves 127-120.