NBA Fight Night (All Things Sports)

Steven Kertis, Reporter

Steven Kertis


In this week of sports, two fights in the NBA, and top teams losing in college basketball headline the recap for this week.


On Thursday night there was a fight between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Grizzlies shooting forward Dillon Brooks drove into the paint for a layup but was blocked by Cavaliers power forward Evan Mobley. Cavaliers shooting guard Donavan Mitchell got the rebound and was kicked by Brooks in the groin. In retaliation, Mitchell threw the ball straight at Brooks and shoved him to the ground. Both players were ejected for the rest of the game and Brooks was suspended for one game due to the low blow.

On Friday night, another brawl happened between multiple players of the Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Magic center Mo Bamba and Timberwolves point guard Austin Rivers began the altercation in front of the Orlando Magic bench as they both exchanged punches. That led to Magic shooting guard Jalen Suggs and Timberwolves shooting forward

Jaden McDaniels escalated the situation as Suggs threw Rivers aggressively down on the floor as he grabbed him around the neck. A total of 5 players were ejected after the brawl.  Bamba is suspended for four games, Rivers is suspended for three games, and Suggs is suspended for one game.


Some crazy upsets happened in the world of college basketball on Saturday. No. 13 Iowa St Cyclones took down No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks 68-53 as the Big 12 conference continues to be wide open. Virginia Tech Hokies upsets No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers 74-68 in a wild race for the No. 1 seed in the ACC. Oklahoma St Cowboys upset the No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs 79-73 after almost blowing a 19-point lead. No. 23 Miami Hurricanes knock off the No. 20 Clemson Tigers 78-74. No.21 Indiana Hoosiers knocks off the No.1 Purdue Boilermakers 79-74 behind Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis 25 points as Hoosier fans stormed the court. No. 10 Texas Longhorns comeback to beat the No.7 Kansas St Wildcats 69-66. No. 18 St Mary’s Gaels knock off the No.12 Gonzaga Bulldogs in overtime 78-70.