David Stern's week may have become somewhat busier after a fight between the Indiana Pacers and Golden State Warriors briefly spilled into the stands at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
During the fourth quarter with Indiana leading by 10, Pacers forward David West tried to post up Golden State's Andris Biedrins, while Roy Hibbert and David Lee were battling for position underneath the basket. As West took a fadeaway shot, Lee appeared to shove Hibbert. Hibbert shoved back, then all hell broke loose.
As the officials, coaches and players from both teams rushed over to separate Lee and Hibbert, Warriors guard Stephen Curry appeared to have his arms wrapped around the Pacers' center. It's unclear whether Curry was trying to pull Hibbert away from Lee. Either way, Hibbert didn't like it and pushed Curry to the hardwood. Players continued to shove each other as the fight moved into the baseline stands.
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Once both teams were finally separated, the referees handed out technical fouls to Hibbert and Lee, Hibbert and Klay Thompson, and David West and Curry. Hibbert was ejected from the game.
"Seriously, I didn't even feel him," Hibbert said of Curry after the game, via ESPN.com. "I saw some light-skinned guy. I don't know if it was Klay Thompson or Steph Curry, I just knew there was a light-skinned guy by me."
UPDATE: The NBA suspended Hibbert and Lee one game for the altercation.