Bucks’ Marvin Williams, Magic’s James Ennis each fined $15,000 for Game 3 fight
Milwaukee Bucks forward Marvin Williams and Orlando Magic swingman James Ennis have both been fined $15,000 as a result of their altercation during Game 3 on Saturday. Williams and Ennis were ejected after scuffling underneath the basket on Saturday, an encounter that eventually resulted in Ennis taking a swing at Williams.
The testy exchange will result in a fine for both players, though neither appears to be facing additional repercussions.
Williams spoke on the fight on Sunday morning, saying he was sticking up for himself and his teammates. The 34-year-old said he would not have his manhood challenged.
Orlando certainly looked like it would challenge Milwaukee after catching a slow-footed Bucks team off guard in Game 1. But the Bucks have put on a dominant display in each of the last two contests.
Milwaukee has had its way with the Magic on the offensive end of the floor. The Bucks shot over 56 percent from the floor and made nearly 46 percent of their three-pointers on Saturday afternoon. Giannis Antetokounmpo was especially assertive.
The “Greek Freak” scored 35 points on 12 of 14 shooting from the floor, also adding 11 rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes of action. Milwaukee also out-rebounded the Magic 44-35 for the contest.
Orlando has its work cut out for the rest of the series. The Magic actually shot the ball well on Saturday (47.5 percent from deep), but they have been unable to stop Giannis from getting into the paint and either finishing or making plays for his teammates.
Perhaps the Magic will call on some of the feistiness Ennis displayed in Game 3, though Williams and the Bucks are showing no signs of backing down.