Ahead of the season, not many Bucks-Kings would have circled March on the calendar expecting it to be one of the more intense and exciting games of the season, but that’s exactly what we experienced Monday night in Sacramento.
The top-seed in the east and the three-seed in the west went toe-to-toe, with Milwaukee coming back from a double-digit deficit to win the game 133-124, but not before a last-minute fireworks display. After a physical play, Giannis Antetokounmpo dribbled out the clock as he walked across the pitch to the Bucks bench in front of Trey Lyles. Lyles decided to reach in and try to pocket the ball, fouling Giannis and then pushing it away.
Brook Lopez took offense and kicked Lyles in the face, causing Lyles to smash Lopez’s face and start a fight. Lyles appeared to have his hand on Lopez’s neck while Brook had a firm grip on Lyles’ head, which he would not let go, pushing Lyles and a pile of corpses onto the points table while everyone tried to pry and enrage Lopez away.
Lopez had been running hot for a while after taking a shot in the eye that caused him to bleed earlier in the fourth and that fire was still smoldering when Lyles put his hand to his face and that caused Brook to snap. Lopez is a very tall person and it took a lot of people to separate the two and Lopez was eventually escorted back to Bucks Bank. You don’t often see the Bucks center this angry, but he and Lyles were both kicked out near the end of the game, with Milwaukee coming out on top with the win.
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