Washington Wizards players Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell had to be separated at halftime of Tuesday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder after a physical confrontation. Harrell was reportedly upset that Caldwell-Pope didn’t pass him the ball at the end of the first half. After words were exchanged, both players threw punches that did not connect. Teammates and security personnel then physically separated the two players.
Both Caldwell-Pope and Harrell played their regular number of minutes in the second half of the game.
The Wizards acquired both players from the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason, in the deal that saw Russell Westbrook sent to LA. Caldwell-Pope has been a starter all season, while Harrell has been Washington’s key frontcourt reserve.