Lakers Jordan Clarkson, Heat’s Goran Dragic get in scuffle, both ejected (VIDEO)

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Most NBA scuffles are more posturing than punching. However, the Jordan Clarkson and Goran Dragic one in the third quarter of the Lakers/Heat game was pretty legitimate.

Miami had the ball and Dragic threw the ball into the post, then went to set a screen for Tyler Johnson, catching Jordan Clarkson in the body (the Lakers just switched the pick). Clarkson and Dragic got tangled up, and this continued as Dragic moved down the key.

First Clarkson two-hand shoved Dragic. Then Dragic responded with a shoulder check to Clarkson. Then Dragic stepped into Clarkson again but Clarkson had his hands up and dropped Clarkson. Soon the officials stepped in separated them.

Both men were ejected. Which is the right call, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t like it.

As for Clarkson…

Both men will get at least a fine, and maybe a suspension, for the altercation.

The Lakers went on to win 127-100. Miami faded after Dragic got ejected.