Watch: Massive Shoving Match Ensues During NBA Game as Altercation Leads to Multiple Technicals During Hawks vs Rockets

Published 11/25/2022, 11:47 PM EST

The game between the Houston Rockets (4-14) and the Atlanta Hawks (11-8) saw the Rockets take the win. But the NBA world witnessed drama in the third quarter of the game. Packed with young blood on the court, things took a sudden turn.

In the 3rd quarter between the Atlanta Hawks and the Houston Rockets, the players got heated and it soon turned into a scuffle on the hardwood.


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The altercation was booed off by people in the stadium. The altercation led the referee to call a total of four technical fouls. Jabari Smith Jr., Dejounte MurrayTrae Young, and Jalen Green were all given technicals.

Murray and Smith were seen shoving each other. Young and Green ran over to protect their teammates but they too got pulled into the duel.

Rockets head coach Stephen Silas also got a technical foul after yelling at the referees in an eventful few moments of the game.

To get them off each other, many staff members of both teams had to come in and separate the arguing players.

NBA stars put up good numbers along with the heat

Jalen Green scored 30 points on the night. He was available for the game after being sidelined for a toe injury. Trae Young and Dejounte Murray put up 44 and 39 points respectively. Time and time again, Young has shown that he is a dominant and aggressive player on the court. Jabari Smith Jr. showed his consistency with back-to-back 20-point games as well.

Nov 25, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) is fouled by Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray (5) in the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockets have had significant time off and this could help the team rebuild. It was an incredible comeback from the Rockets as they overcame a 15-point deficit to win 128-122.


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Notably, the Atlanta Hawks have scored 100+ points in all of the games they have played this season. This marked the second-longest such streak in franchise history.


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Rekha Joly

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Rekha Joly is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a triple major in English, Journalism, and Psychology from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore.

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