Nets ‘Kyrie Irving, Lakers’ Dennis Schroder ejected after heated exchange in the third quarter
The match between the Nets and Lakers on Saturday night was already missing a ton of star power before the game even started as Los Angeles strikers LeBron James and Anthony Davis and Brooklyn security guard James Harden were all injured. Then Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder decided to talk.
The Nets and Lakers guards were banned from prime-time ABC matchup after swiping back and forth at the beginning of the third quarter. The trash conversation seemed to start after Irving was called to commit a foul and Schroder complained to a referee about Irving’s constant reach.
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Irving and Schroder each received technical fouls for the initial interaction, then T stood up again for refusing to calm down.
When asked by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols about the Irving-Schroder conversation, Nets coach Steve Nash said he had “no idea” what happened.
Steve Nash asked during the quarter break after his view of the incident with Kyrie-Dennis Schroder in which both point guards were thrown out. He said, “I don’t know. I have no idea what you were talking about. We just have to play.” The aggression of the nets has been absent the entire game.
– Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 11, 2021
At the time of the ejections, the Lakers were 66-62 ahead. Los Angeles beat Brooklyn by 60:39 in the last 21 minutes and scored a 126-101 victory. Irving scored 18 points and scored four rebounds in 21 minutes, while Schroder scored 19 points and four assists in 20 minutes.