Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown advocated for his staff after ahead Trey Lyles received right into a heated altercation with Milwaukee Bucks middle Brook Lopez.
“I don’t know what occurred, however we ain’t taking no shit from no one,” Brown mentioned postgame after Monday’s 133-124 loss. “Belief me on that. And so they’re all going to have one another’s backs in there.”
“That don’t imply we’re going to go on the market and begin one thing, however we’re going to face up for ourselves and one another,” Brown continued.
With 15.1 seconds left within the sport, Lyles tried a steal on Bucks ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo after the star slowly dribbled the ball throughout from him. After Lyles shoved Antetokounmpo, Lopez met Lyles face-to-face. The Kings ahead grabbed the Bucks middle’s neck, whereas Lopez clutched the again of Lyles’ head.
The 2 gamers had been ultimately separated and ejected from the matchup.
“It may have been averted if he simply dribbled it out,” Lyles mentioned, per The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson. “When you watch, I used to be simply strolling again with my head down. He crossed in entrance of me. … He bought it a bit bit. It was nothing private.”
“I’m not saying it’s proper by any means, however what occurred is what occurred,” Lyles added.
“Giannis may simply dribble the ball out,” Kings guard De’Aaron Fox added, in keeping with Marc J. Spears of ESPN. “That’s all he needed to do, and nothing would have occurred.”
A number of Kings gamers said postgame their objections to Antetokounmpo’s dribbling, Spears stories.
“I believed what that man did to Giannis was low-cost,” Lopez mentioned, in keeping with Mark Haynes of Sideline Sources. “He didn’t must do any of that stuff. He stepped as much as Giannis a bit bit as he walked off, and I didn’t like that. I had my man’s again like I might have any of my teammates.”
The Kings tackle the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.
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