Donovan Mitchell and Dillon Brooks got into it midway through the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers-Memphis Grizzlies clash on Thursday night.
Brooks drove against Mitchell and failed to convert. The two got entangled as they tried to get off the floor and Brooks gave Mitchell a rather healthy shot to the groin. That led to the Cavs guard chucking the ball at the Grizzlies wing. Tempers flared after that.
Dillon Brooks smacked Donovan Mitchell below the belt. Mitchell responded by throwing the ball at him.
Both players got into a shoving match and were ejected from Cavs-Grizzlies.pic.twitter.com/TEEUY8pHvm
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Dillon Brooks was assessed a flagrant foul for his shot at Donovan Mitchell while the Cavs star was slapped with a technical foul. Thankfully, the situation was diffused early enough without either side escalating the situation even further.