Tonight at the Fiserv Forum was the first real Dame Time. Thanks to a game-winning buzzer beater by Damian Lillard, the Milwaukee Bucks prevailed in a hard-fought game. For the Sacramento Kings, however, it was a game to forget. In addition to losing the game, Kings coach Mike Brown was ejected with 9:27 left in the fourth period for confronting a referee.
Malik Monk had to hold Mike Brown back after he was ejected 😳
– ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) January 15, 2024
After the game, Brown sent the NBA’s X into a frenzy, looking like Patrick Beverley and pulling out a laptop computer during the press conference to explain his ejection. The veteran coach was particularly upset about a foul whistled against De’Aaron Fox.
“I just want to show you why I was ejected from the game.”, Brown said while positioning the laptop so that the cameras could see it. “Right here in the third quarter with 1:28 to go. Fox just puts his hand on Dame’s hip. Okay, incidental contact. He didn’t give him any push. He barely puts his hand there and they give him three free throws.”.
Mike busted out the film to break down why he got ejected tonight 😂 pic.twitter.com/7sO8yJ3g9y
– Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) January 15, 2024
Mike Brown also lamented that, at halftime, the Kings were allowed only five free throws compared to the Bucks who had 19. “Finishing the first half 19 to 5, it’s hard to handle, especially when you’re told different interpretations of the rule.”
I don’t know if you remember but how Dimitris Itoudis behaved like that in the EuroLeague last years. HERE to refresh your memory.