The Clippers-Mavericks off-court acrimony spread to the court last night.
DeAndre Jordan elbowed Dirk Nowitzki in the head to set up a dunk. On the next Clippers possession, Nowitzki fouled Jordan hard – albeit while actually making a play on the ball – and lightly pushed Jordan after the whistle.
I’m not sure either player intended to harm the other, but Jordan’s elbow was vicious, and Nowitzki’s push – as feeble as it was – wasn’t a basketball play. There was a little something extra going on.