Only Warren was ejected, for clapping his hands in Butler’s face after Butler was called for an offensive foul against him. “We needed to see some fight,” McMillan said. “We needed to see some scrap. I like that Warren was trying to get aggressive defensively and Butler reacted to the pressure defense. I don’t think it was anything dirty by Warren. He didn’t slam him to the floor or anything. Butler responded by getting into his face.”
January 16, 2021 | 7:27 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Grizzlies star Ja Morant is a go tonight vs. Sixers, per team. Morant pushed hard through rehab on Grade 2 left ankle sprain, returning inside of three weeks.
Eric Woodyard: Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard on status of Caris LeVert: “As soon as we found this out, all eyes were trying to help Caris.” Pritchard says he has a magnetic personality. “This organization is going to step up,” he said. No timetable on his return.
Cayleigh Griffin: I asked Coach Silas pregame if there’s any hesitation sending his two way players to the G League Bubble in Orlando next month, with the situation we have tonight (8 available players). He said, in short, yes. But he’s hopeful they won’t have this many injuries moving forward…
Marc J. Spears: Hawks say Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain on Dec. 30) has progressed to half-court individual workouts and will now be re-introduced to contact activity. He will be listed as doubtful for Monday’s game vs. Minnesota.