Watch the run-in between Oklahoma City’s Dennis Schroder and Houston’s P.J. Tucker at full speed and it doesn’t look like much. Watch it again and in slow motion and both players earned their ejection.
The play happened midway through the third quarter. Schroder was guarding James Harden, who dribbled left around a Tucker screen that Schroder got hung up on. Watch the replay, however, and you can see Schroder gives Tucker and shot to the, um… sweetbreads.
Schroder was slick with the crotch shot for sure https://t.co/JTtlkeD93g
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 30, 2020
Schroder gets called for the foul, and turns to the referee to complain about the call when Tucker comes up behind Schroder to complain about the shot to the family jewels — and headbutts Schroder. From behind and not full Zinedine Zidane, but a headbutt none the less.
Both men got ejected.
Expect both to be paying a fine to the league before it is all said and done.
Schroder has a history with this move, for the record.
This was a bigger blow to the Thunder — Schroder was the only Thunder player consistently getting buckets on the night, with 19 points before his ejection (which ended up still being the team high).
Houston won the game 114-80 due to an ice-cold shooting performance from Oklahoma City.