Carmelo Anthony Ejected For “Throwing A Punch” At Thabo Sefolosha, Refused To Speak To Media Afterwards
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Carmelo Anthony wasn’t in the mood for any media questions on Wednesday. The Knicks star refused to speak with the local reporters after being ejected from the Knicks OT loss to the Hawks. The ejection happened midway through the 2nd quarter, when Melo and Thabo got tangled up trying to get into rebounding position.
“He threw a punch,” Sefolosha said about the incident. “A fist right to my face. It’s whatever. The referee — I’m glad they looked back at it — they made the right call.”
Melo had 10 points and 5 rebounds in 15 minutes. Rose and Porzingis stepped up with 20+ point games but Rose had a huge turnover with 8 seconds left in OT and Porzingis missed 2 out of 3 potential game-tying free throws with 3 seconds left.
Understandably, Melo also wasn’t in the mood for any hand shakes after his ejection.
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