Toronto’s Christian Koloko and Miami’s Caleb Martin were both ejected in the third quarter of Sunday’s Raptors vs. Heat NBA game (AEDT) after brawling and ending up in the front row of courtside seats.
Early in the third quarter, Martin and Koloko were scrambling for a rebound on a missed three-pointer by Toronto’s Pascal Siakam.
Martin was called for a foul on the play, Koloko found himself on the ground, and Martin walked towards him as the Raptors rookie quickly bounced to his feet.
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Within seconds, Martin and Koloko were tangled again.
Martin appeared to lead Koloko into the seats, which flipped over.
Players from both teams quickly rushed to this spot, which was right in front of the Heat bench.
Play was stopped for several minutes while the referees reviewed the play, giving the crews time to mop up a large amount of spilled drinks and clean up the area.
Both Martin and Koloko were whistled for techniques, in addition to ejections.
The Heat won 112-109 to end a two-game season opener.
Jimmy Butler scored 24 points and Max Strus added 20 off the bench for Miami.
Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr each scored 23 points for Toronto, which got 18 points and 11 rebounds from former Heat forward Precious Achiuwa.
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