Friday night’s Timberwolves-Jazz game was full of drama.

In the first half, Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns was ejected from the game because #RefShow.

And with just over five minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Minnesota’s Jeff Teague basically body-checked Utah’s Ricky Rubio into the Timberwolves’ bench. This led to a near brawl between the two teams, and Teague was ejected. Also keep an eye on Utah’s Jae Crowder going after Teague following the play:

Here’s a replay angle to get a better look at the body-check from Teague:

Well, then it was Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau getting into it with Crowder, which resulted in a double technical.

Thibodeau also got the crybaby treatment from Jazz fans.

And then we had a couple of unexpected tweet, while the game was still going on from… Jimmy Butler! The Timberwolves’ star is out with a torn meniscus, and shot off his first tweets since 2016, and showed his support for Teague’s body-check. He also told Crowder, “get away from my coach. You don’t want no smoke either.”

After the game, Crowder responded to Butler on Twitter.

Just your typical night in the NBA this season. Oh, and the Jazz won the game 116-108.


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