Michael Carter-Williams and Tim Frazier ejected after scuffle
Over the past few days, the NBA has seen a number of scuffles that has led to some suspensions and fines being slapped on the players involved. On Wednesday, the unwanted trend continued as another one occurred, this time, late in the game between the Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards, involving Michael Carter-Williams and Tim Frazier.
With the game down to its last four minutes and the home team already up by 24 points, Carter-Williams got his legs tangled with Jason Smith causing him to fall to the floor. The Hornets guard quickly stood up and rushed to Smith, which led to Frazier standing up for his teammate and looking ready to go up against Carter-Williams.
The good news is that cooler heads prevailed and the two were separated immediately by the referees and also the other players on the court.
MCW and Tim Frazier ejected after another NBA fight nearly breaks out in Charlotte… pic.twitter.com/KrklB069Hl
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Despite no punches being thrown, it can still be expected that the league office will review the altercation and will decide if any of the players involved will receive a disciplinary action. Michael Carter-Williams and Tim Frazier could potentially face a fine, or even a suspension, although that seems unlikely at this point.
The final score was 133-109 for the Hornets as they won their second consecutive game, improving their record to 17-25 for the season. Seven players finished in double-figure scoring for them, led by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist who had 21 points, to go along with four rebounds, two assists, and three steals. The Wizards, on the other hand, have now lost back-to-back games and saw their record drop to 25-19.