KELLY OUBRE! pic.twitter.com/AVo82dyPiH
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) May 5, 2017
All the tension between the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics has festered through four regular season meetings and the first two games. Finally it all came to a head in the second quarter of Game 3 of their second-round series. As a result The Wizards lost Kelly Oubre to a Flagrant-2 and ejection.
Oubre was knocked on the floor off a hard screen by Kelly Olynyk. Oubre took exception to the hit, and got up and made a quick line to the Celtics center, drilling him with a forearm and knocking him to the floor.
Here’s another angle of the pick by Olynyk and the crosscheck by Oubre.
Wizards' Kelly Oubre blasts Celtics' Kelly Olynyk after getting hit with pick (all angles) pic.twitter.com/Q9byNAFt0a
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 5, 2017
Players had to be separated as commotion followed. When the dusk settled, Olynk was called for the offensive foul and a Flagrant-1. However, Oubre ended up ejected for the unnecessary. The referees will now try to keep control of the game.
The series has been borderline out of control. Besides basketball the series has had a bloody nose, a knocked out tooth, a stepped on ankle, a hip toss into the crowd, and a lot of pushing and shoving.