LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Houston's P.J. Tucker and Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder were ejected from Game 5 of their first-round playoff series Saturday night after a tussle following a hard pick that sent them both to the floor.
Midway through the third quarter with Houston leading 67-49, Tucker set a pick on Schroder, who swung his right arm between Tucker's legs, hitting him in the groin. When the two players stood back up, Tucker approached Schroder and head-butted him from behind.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 29: P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets is held back by Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and referee Eric Lewis #42 after head butting Dennis Schroder #17 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the thir
After checking the video, referee James Capers called a flagrant 2 foul on Schroder and ejected him. Tucker was given a technical foul with an ejection.
Schroder was leading the Thunder with 19 points. Tucker had five points and six rebounds.
The best-of-seven series was tied 2-2.