Harry Giles may be taking a night off soon, on order from the NBA League office.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Giles was trying to get post position while guarded by the Knicks’ Luke Kornet, when Giles’ elbow got too high. Way too high.
Giles was rightfully given a Flagrant II foul and ejected from the game. Intentional or not doesn’t matter, that was a reckless play that could have caused a serious injury. Giles will be lucky to get off with a fine here, a one-game suspension seems more likely.
Kornet left the game after the play, but returned quickly and played one more minute before sitting the rest of the game.
It was a blow to the Kings to have Giles ejected, had been playing well, scoring 17 points with 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. The Kings hung on to win 115-108.