NBA: Butler, Dudley ejected in Game 4 scuffle

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Posted at Apr 21 2019 08:37 AM

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson stops forward Jared Dudley (6) from going after Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the second half at Barclays Center. Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Philadelphia guard Jimmy Butler and Brooklyn forward Jared Dudley were ejected Saturday during the third quarter of Game 4 between the 76ers and Nets after a skirmish spilled into the stands.

Dudley took exception with 76ers center Joel Embiid's hard foul on Jarrett Allen with 7:42 left in the third and proceeded to push Embiid. From there, numerous players on both teams became involved in a scuffle underneath the basket that caused fans to scurry from their seats.

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons got mixed up with Dudley as well during the ruckus.

After a long video review by the officiating crew, Butler and Dudley were given technical fouls and left the game while Embiid was given a flagrant 1 foul.

The Sixers went on to win 112-108 to take a 3-1 series lead with Game 5 looming on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

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