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Last updated on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
(Indianapolis, IN) - Indinana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was ejected in the fourth quarter of last night’s contest against the Golden State Warriors following an on-court skirmish between multiple players of both teams.
The Pacers went on to defeat Golden State, 108-97, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and have won four straight games since the conclusion of the All-Star break.
The confrontation started with over six minutes left in the game after Hibbert and the Warriors' David Lee exchanged shoves underneath the visitors' basket.
Players from both teams were pulled into the melee, including Stephen Curry, who went at the 7' 2" Pacers center twice only to be brushed aside each time.
David West received a technical foul for entering the melee and later admitted he was defending his teammate.
Technical fouls were also issued to Lee, Curry, and Klay Thompson of the Warriors.
Hibbert was officially charged with two technical fouls, leading to his dismissal.
West remained in the game and scored six of Indianas' final 13 points to preserve the win.
West had 28 points for Indiana, George Hill finished with 23 points, and Hibbert had 13 points and nine rebounds before his ejection.
The Pacers are second in the East at 36-21 and play the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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