Marquese Chriss follows Bismack Biyombo to locker room in Game 5

The tip of Recreation 5 between the Suns and Mavericks was like a scene proper out of actuality TV.

With just some seconds left in regulation — and the Suns main by 28 factors — Dallas ahead Marquese Chriss and Phoenix heart Bismack Biyombo had a heated second below the basket after which took their feud into the locker room hallways.

The chippy scenario started when Chriss fouled Biyombo on a lob, which led to Biyombo approaching Chriss, who pushed his arm away. Referee David Guthrie handed every participant a technical foul with seconds to go within the fourth quarter.

The gamers had been subsequently ejected, however then, Chriss adopted Biyombo off the court docket and thru the tunnel. Chriss was alleged to exit the court docket by the alternative tunnel to the guests’ locker room. However he knew his manner across the Footprint Middle, as Chriss performed the primary two seasons of his profession in Phoenix from 2016 to 2018.

As gamers and coaches had been standing round, safety and different personnel instantly sprung into motion to deescalate the scenario. Reggie Miller, who was calling the sport on TNT, even complimented the workers for performing quick to are likely to the scenario.

It didn’t take lengthy for workers from each groups to escort Chriss again by the tunnel and onto the court docket to get to the Dallas locker room. Chriss and Biyombo didn’t communicate to reporters after the sport.

Suns heart Bismack Biyombo and Dallas Mavericks ahead Marquese Chriss on the finish of Recreation 5.

“I get the competitiveness of the sport, however we’re simply making an attempt to win the sport,” Suns coach Monty Williams said after the game. “All of the stuff that occurs that’s extracurricular, I don’t have something to say about that. I perceive how chippy it may be. We simply wish to win the sport and that’s it. We’re making an attempt to get yet one more win, and that’s our focus proper now.”

After Dallas suffered a 30-point loss (110-80), a somber Luka Doncic was headed back to the locker room and said, “Everyone performing powerful once they up. Everyone performing powerful.”

The Suns’ protection finally carried them to a Recreation 5 victory, and Phoenix plans to hold over that technique to Recreation 6. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton mixed for 48 factors. Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson added 14 factors apiece.

Chriss chasing Biyombo down the hallway
Chriss chasing Biyombo down the hallway
Biyombo exiting the hallway
Biyombo exiting the hallway

Phoenix might shut out the collection Thursday in Dallas to advance to the Western Convention Finals for the second straight season.

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