Late in the fourth quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers’ Game 2 win against the Denver Nuggets, Enes Kanter made contact with Nuggets guard Torrey Craig (however, replay showed that Kanter was pushed by Denver’s Nikola Jokic into Craig). Gary Harris and Jamal Murray then confronted Kanter as a timeout was called, and the teams had to be separated:
Tempers boiling over as Murray and Kanter need to be separated #ripcity pic.twitter.com/0DVOknNA6v— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 2, 2019
Questions arose over if any suspensions or fines would come from the incident, but a source tells ESPN’s Royce Young that nothing further is on the way since players left the bench after a timeout was called:
There won’t be any additional disciplinary action taken (suspensions, etc) for the scuffle late in Game 2 between the Nuggets and Blazers, per a league source. Players left the bench area, but it was during a timeout, which doesn’t fall into the rule.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 2, 2019
Kanter and Murray were both assessed with technicals following their brief staredown.