Suns-Heat was already a bit chippy, but things got real when Alex Len didn't like the manner in which Hassan Whiteside dunked on him.
Len gave Whiteside a push after he landed on top of him, and Whiteside retaliated with an NFL form tackle, going after Len's legs and grappling both of them to the ground. Teammates crowded the scene and the two were eventually separated, with minimal spillover and no participants coming off the bench.
Whiteside and Len were both ejected for the fight.
Whiteside acknowledges he should've restrained himself but says Len was mad "because I just kept dunking on him."— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) March 3, 2015
Those are, as they say, fightin' words.