The Bucks and Nets discovered themselves in a rock struggle on Thursday, with Milwaukee taking an early 30-9 lead earlier than letting Brooklyn lower the deficit to simply 45-42 on the half.
Neither offense may hit pictures with any consistency as the 2 defenses have been every doing a superb job forcing contested seems to be and enjoying bodily. That naturally created some frustrations on each side, and because the sport wore on issues bought a bit chippy. That peaked within the third quarter when a pair of former Texas Longhorns bought tangled, as Kevin Durant and PJ Tucker got here head to head to have phrases from a very shut proximity after Tucker bought known as with a reach-in that was fairly apparent however he took concern with.
That Tucker and Durant bought into it, incomes a offsetting technicals, wasn’t a lot of a factor till the group safety personnel arrived and managed to escalate the state of affairs moderately than diffuse it, with the Nets safety guard barreling into Tucker and pushing him for no actual purpose.
That occurred as every little thing was dying down and set Tucker off additional, as his teammates needed to calm him down and get him away from the state of affairs. It was not a state of affairs that wanted an entire lot of breaking apart past what the refs had already completed and it’s not nice that safety made the state of affairs worse by actually operating via one of many gamers in query. The 2 sides moved on shortly and there have been no different shenanigans within the quarter, but it surely may be time for a bit extra deescalation coaching for the safety guys as a result of “operating via one of many gamers” isn’t the perfect observe.