Nothing like a good fist-fight to end an NBA game on Friday night. With the game well in hand, tensions hit a boiling point in Atlanta as the Hawks and Knicks faced-off. With time winding down, fists began to fly as Shawne and Marvin Williams got into it while running down the court.
This wasn't your normal shoving match; it was full-on fisticuffs as both players tried to knock each other's block off.
Here's the breakdown:
Both are in each other's faces before Marvin Williams gets tired of the talk and shoves Shawne Williams. Shawne fights back, drilling Marvin with a clean straight left square on the chin. Marvin isn't phased and begins swinging wildly, yet doesn't appear to ever connect back. Always the peacemaker, Amare Stoudimire steps in to calm the situation.
In the scrum, Marvin Williams ends up connecting with Josh Smith, his own teammate. So not only do we have Williams-on-Williams crime, but also friendly fire. Not a pretty situation in Atlanta.
Inevitably, one or both players will be fined and suspended after the tape is reviewed. Our initial review gives the round to Shawne Williams in convincing fashion.