Brook Lopez and Trey Lyles Ejected After a Scuffle in Bucks’ 133-124 Win Over the Kings

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The Milwaukee Bucks returned to their winning ways on Monday night, beating the high-flying Sacramento Kings 133-124. But the main talking point after the game was the scuffle between Bucks’ Brook Lopez and Kings’ Trey Lyles that saw both players get ejected.

With his team already eight points up and 15 seconds left in the contest, the Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo decided to dribble the ball and let the clock run out. However, Lyles first tried to steal the ball from Antetokounmpo and then showed him being whistled for a foul.

But while Antetokounmpo wasn’t fazed by Lyles’ actions, Lopez was having none of it. The Bucks’ center approached Lyles, and the two got into a heated exchange that became physical rather quickly. The players from both teams had to jump in to separate the two and prevent an even bigger altercation.

After things cooled down, both players were hit with technical fouls and ejected from the game. Lopez finished the night with 23 points and eight boards, while Lyles had six points and eight rebounds.

“It’s unfortunate. I think it was a great game,” said Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer after the game. “I was so impressed with Sacramento and the way they play. I’m not going to say anything about what did or didn’t happen.”

The Milwaukee Bucks sit comfortably at the top of the Eastern Conference with the league’s best 49-19 record. The Sacramento Kings are third in the West at 40-27. 

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