The NBA Finals have not have a lot of good games, but there have been plenty of flare ups in temper. There was one especially bad one in this game after a Kyrie Irving missed shot that resulted in a jump ball. Here’s the beginning of the play that resulted in three technicals and a Golden State free throw:
And here’s the close up of the skirmish between David West, Tristan Thompson and JR Smith. It clearly shows Smith getting in the action and shoving West despite having nothing to do with the play.
All three of the players were assessed a technical with no real further damage done. The Warriors are leading 71-60 at halftime after getting blown out in Game 4. Both teams are lucky no one was ejected from the game and that cooler ended up prevailing.