Friday night’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks was by no means short in action. It was an intense encounter between two teams that went all-in to get the win. So much so, that a bit of a skirmish broke out in the third period as tempers flared between the players.

Trae Young and Dejounte Murray mocked the Rockets after hitting back-to-back triples in the third quarter of the game. This included Murray tapping Houston rookie Jabari Smith Jr. on the head after draining a triple all over him. The Rockets players clearly didn’t appreciate the Hawks duo‘s antics, and it led to a heated confrontation between them:

After the game, Smith spoke to reporters about the incident. In his mind, the most important thing is that the Rockets emerged with a victory, 128-122. Smith acknowledged that Young and Murray were being disrespectful and the best way for them to clap back was to get the W:

“There was a little disrespect going on from their side, so we just wanted to check them on it and just do some straightening, but we bounced back and responded with a win, so that’s how you do it” said Smith.

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Smith and Co. still couldn’t help but confront the Hawks after the incident, though, which seems like it actually backfired on Atlanta. The mocking appeared to have lit a fire under Smith, Jalen Green, and the rest of the Rockets as they rallied in the fourth to outscore the Hawks 34-18 in the final period. Trae Young and Dejounte Murray will probably want to think about their actions the next time they face off against Houston.