Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden was ejected with 13.6 seconds remaining within the third quarter for committing a flagrant 2 foul on Brooklyn Nets ahead Royce O’Neale on Thursday in Recreation 3 of an Jap Convention first-round playoff collection in New York.
Harden was initially referred to as for an offensive foul when he elbowed O’Neale to the ground simply earlier than the paint alongside the left aspect close to Brooklyn’s bench. After officers reviewed the play, Harden was ejected when the decision was upgraded.
The 76ers beat the Nets 102-97 to get a commanding 3-0 lead within the playoffs collection.
The Nets held an 80-76 lead when Harden was tossed. He scored 21 factors on 8-of-15 capturing in 29 minutes.
James Harden shocked he was ejected after Flagrant 2 name 😳
“I did not even suppose it was a foul on me.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 21, 2023
Within the opening moments of the sport, Philadelphia middle Joel Embiid didn’t get ejected for kicking Brooklyn’s Nic Claxton.
With 9:34 remaining within the first quarter, Claxton dunked over Embiid to complete off an alley-oop from Mikal Bridges. As Claxton stepped over Embiid, he was kicked within the groin space by Embiid’s left foot.
After reviewing the play, Claxton was handed a technical foul whereas Embiid was assessed a flagrant 1 foul.
Claxton was ejected with 8:48 remaining within the fourth quarter after getting his second technical following a dunk that gave Brooklyn an 87-81 lead.
Claxton completed with 18 factors on 8-of-9 capturing from the ground in 28 minutes.
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