During the first quarter of the Nuggets-Jazz game on Wednesday night, Derrick Favors and Mason Plumlee got tangled up fighting for a rebound, which escalated into a full-fledged shoving match that nearly spilled over into the stands under the basket.
Plumlee and Favors both earned ejections for their part in the melee, but that may not be the end of the repercussions once the league offices take a closer look at the footage. Several Denver players who were on the bench at the time, including star big man Nikola Jokic, appeared to leave the sideline to defend their teammates, which would be an automatic suspension if deemed that they did so.
Favors vs. Plumlee ? pic.twitter.com/ITASdpc7OM
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) January 24, 2019
The Jazz came away with a 114-108 win, but it’ll be interesting to see how the league handles this.