Sport John Wall slap of Jae Crowder punctuates physical Wizards-Celtics game

09:36  12 january  2017
09:36  12 january  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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The Wizards and Celtics don't like each other right now. That'll happen when there's a physical game and someone gets slapped in the face afterward. Wizards guard John Wall was the one doing the slapping , in response to Jae Crowder putting his finger on Wall 's nose during a postgame jawing session. Bystanders jumped in to prevent further slapping or punching (well, except Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who wanted to escalate).

Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder put his finger in the face of Washington Wizards guard John Wall after the game and it led to the teams scuffling. There’s nothing quite like the emotions of a basketball game spilling over after it’s already completed. The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards are two teams stuck in the middle of a tight Eastern Conference and the two sides clearly aren’t fans of the other.

The Wizards and Celtics don't like each other right now. That'll happen when there's a physical game and someone gets slapped in the face afterward.

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Wizards guard John Wall was the one doing the slapping, in response to Jae Crowder putting his finger on Wall's nose during a postgame jawing session. Bystanders jumped in to prevent further slapping or punching (well, except Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who wanted to escalate).

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Things got touchy after the Celtics beat the Wizards on Wednesday in Boston. After a competitive 117–108 game , John Wall and Jae Crowder had to be separated after the game , after trash talk between the two men escalated. Crowder appeared to put his finger on Wall ’s nose, which led to Wall slapping back and teammates having to intervene. Watch the video below. Jae Crowder put a finger in John Wall 's face postgame and an argument ensued. A video posted by CSN MID-ATLANTIC (@csnma) on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:30pm PST.

Washington's 117-108 road loss to Boston on Wednesday night was chippy throughout, a continuation of the same type of intensity we saw between the two teams when they met earlier this season. That culminated in an on-court scene postgame when Celtics forward Jae Crowder began exchanging words with Wizards point guard John Wall . An exchange that began with Wall smiling ended with Crowder poking a finger in Wall 's face and Wall retaliating with an open-handed swing before the two were separated by teammates.

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Maybe Wall was still feeling salty about Crowder doing this to him on a fast break:

The Wizards as a team were peeved at the Celts' style. Otto Porter Jr. straight-up called them"dirty." Wiz coach Scott Brooks complained, too:

Smart and Wizards guard Bradley Beal clashed during the game, and Beal was hit with a technical foul.

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Celtics ’ Jae Crowder and Wizards PG John Wall were barking at each other after the game and it got a little physical when Crowder put his finger in John Wall ’s face. Wall responded with a slight pimp- slap to Crowder and both had to be separated. You don’t stick your finger in another man’s face. And John Wall certainly ain’t that guy, Jae Crowder . pic.twitter.com/pdnb2zXCtr. — Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) January 12, 2017.

John Wall and Jae Crowder got into it after the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 117-108 on Wednesday night. After the game , Wall had some words for Crowder , who did not react well. The Celtics forward pointed his finger in Wall ’s face, who slapped back, leading to a skirmish.

"We knew it was going to be a physical game. That's all it was: Just a little trash-talking and a physical game," Wall told reporters, per ESPN.com.

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To ensure that's all it was, Boston police were assigned to stand between the locker rooms at TD Garden to make sure nothing else happened, per ESPN.com.

Crowder wasn't about to review what happened.

"I don't know what you're talking about. I ain't got no comment about that," he said, per ESPN.com. "You want to talk about the game? Anyone want to talk about the game?"

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"Nobody's built [to fight] but the guy that was in the front row,'" Thomas said, per ESPN.com. "So just keep it hoop and move onto the next one."

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