Tensions flared between Celtics guard Marcus Good and Hawks guard Trae Younger late within the fourth quarter Saturday night time, and their scuffle beneath the basket ended with Good wrestling Younger to the courtroom and being ejected.

In accordance with Yahoo! Sports activities, one in all Younger’s ft appeared to attach with Good’s midsection or groin space as he drove towards the basket for a layup with 1:25 remaining in regulation. Good walked towards Younger following the whistle, the pair began shoving whereas pressed up towards one another and ultimately, Good flipped Younger towards the bottom — which prompted his ejection.

The scuffle between Marcus Good and Trae Younger occurred late within the fourth quarter.
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Sean Wright, the crew chief at State Farm Area on Saturday, stated in a pool interview that Good was ejected as a result of he “slams [Young] to the bottom,” whereas Younger — who was given a technical foul for pointing in Good’s face — wasn’t ejected as a result of “his actions didn’t rise to the extent of an ejection.”

As soon as Younger reached the bottom, different gamers and employees members helped separate the scuffle. His foul was then assessed when he pointed at Good after getting up, and the pair saved turning to look in one another’s path as they had been escorted towards their respective benches.

“It is a aggressive recreation,” Hawks head coach Quin Snyder informed reporters after the sport. “Guys combine it up, and I believed our safety guys did a very good job protecting every little thing in line.” 

Marcus Smart and Trae Young get into a scuffle on March 11, 2023.
Marcus Good and Trae Younger get right into a scuffle on March 11, 2023.
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Marcus Smart was ejected in the fourth quarter after throwing Trae Young toward the ground.
Marcus Good was ejected within the fourth quarter after throwing Trae Younger towards the bottom.
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On the time, the Celtics led the Hawks, 129-121, and so they held on for a 134-125 victory to string collectively back-to-back wins after 4 losses of their earlier 5 video games. Good completed with 11 factors and 6 assists previous to his ejection, whereas Younger led Atlanta — which is at present positioned for the play-in event because the No. 8 seed — with 35 factors and 13 assists.

Each groups play subsequent on Monday, with Atlanta internet hosting the Timberwolves and Boston touring to Houston.