Lakers’ Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis downplay scuffle: “We squashed it”

Lakers’ Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis downplay scuffle: “We squashed it”

Both big men had an altercation during a timeout

Lakers’ tough to the season continued with teammates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard getting involved in a heated exchange in the first half of 115-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns. With 3 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the second quarter, following a Suns timeout, Davis confronted Howard, who was seated on the bench, prompting L.A.’s backup center to spring to his feet and meet Davis eye to eye.

As Howard approached, Davis grabbed Howard’s arms and pushed, causing Howard to lose his balance and fall back toward the bench. Malik Monk and Avery Bradley intervened, with Monk holding Howard and Bradley holding Davis. Tensions continued to boil over, with Davis pointing and jawing at Howard, before Rajon Rondo, LeBron James, Davis’ personal security guard and others attempted to placate the situation.

“We squashed it right then and there,” Howard said afterward. “We just had a disagreement about something that was on the floor. We’re both very passionate about winning. We didn’t want to lose this game, so we’re just passionate. We got it out the way. We’re grown men, things happen. But we are going to squash this little issue between me and him, and that’s my brother, that’s my teammate.”

Fonte: ESPN.

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