Wizards' Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope get in physical altercation at halftime of Thunder win: Sources - The Athletic

Washington Wizards safeguard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and core Montrezl Harrell acquired into a actual altercation at halftime of Tuesday evening's home win over the Oklahoma metropolis Thunder and their tussle essential to be separated through teammates, sources tell The Athletic.

Sources noted Harrell became upset with Caldwell-Pope for no longer passing him the basketball on a play before the primary half concluded, and both begun jawing throughout the stroll to the locker room. because the two exchanged words, Harrell and Caldwell-Pope took swings towards each other — with neither connecting — and became entangled earlier than teammates separated them, sources referred to.

by the time players entered the locker room, the altercation had ended. There became multiplied safety presence to make certain the anxiety did not expand again.

The Wizards gained their 2nd consecutive online game and Caldwell-Pope and Harrell were two of the group's 5 players in double figures Tuesday nighttime. Caldwell-Pope had sixteen elements on three three-pointers, three rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes while Harrell posted 12 facets and 7 rebounds in 24 minutes — and both performed the 2nd half.

Caldwell-Pope and Harrell have played on the same group for consecutive years after spending the 2020-21 season with the Lakers. along with Kyle Kuzma, they had been bought as part of the Wizards' five-group blockbuster deal in the offseason that despatched Russell Westbrook to the la Lakers. Washington also delivered Spencer Dinwiddie and Aaron break this offseason within the Westbrook deal.

Kuzma (29 elements, five rebounds, three assists) and Dinwiddie (22 features, 10 assists, three rebounds) led the Wizards to the 122-118 victory on Tuesday in the absence of Bradley Beal because of health and security protocols.

The Wizards are 21-20 and dependent as a postseason contender this season. Caldwell-Pope has all started 38 games, averaging eleven.6 points and shooting 38.9 % from three-point range. Harrell has regarded in 34 games with three starts, averaging 14.4 facets (third on the team) and 7.three rebounds (2d).

(photographs of Harrell and Caldwell-Pope: Jonathan Bachman / Contributor)

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