Los Angeles Lakers team-mates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard have been concerned in a sideline row throughout Friday’s 115-105 defeat by Phoenix Suns.
Davis and Howard squared up to one another on the bench throughout a timeout and needed to be separated by team-mates within the first half.
“We squashed it proper then and there,” mentioned Howard in regards to the altercation.
“We’re each captivated with successful and did not need to lose. However we’re grown males, we bought it out the way in which.”
He added: “There isn’t any difficulty between me and him – that is my brother, my team-mate.”
The defeat for the Lakers means they’ve misplaced each their opening video games of the brand new NBA season.
“Dwight and AD had a miscue on a protection they usually talked it out,” mentioned Lakers coach Frank Vogel.
“While you’re getting your ass kicked, typically these conversations get heated.
“These guys love one another, they talked it out. And that is going to occur once in a while – I would fairly our guys care than not care.”
One other incident within the sport concerned Lakers guard Rajon Rondo having a run-in with a fan in the course of the third quarter.
Rondo pointed at a person after a gentle drink was thrown or spilled on the sidelines and, after the fan slapped Rondo’s hand away, the supporter was escorted away by safety guards.
Chris Paul had starred for the Suns with 23 factors and a game-high 14 assists of their victory, changing into the primary participant in NBA historical past to register 20,000 factors and 10,000 assists.
Elsewhere, Kevin Durant scored a 29-point triple-double for the Brooklyn Nets as they circled a 10-point deficit late on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-109.
The Nets got here again from 108-98 down with solely 5 minutes remaining within the fourth quarter and Durant completed with 15 rebounds and 12 assists alongside together with his 29-points.