Cam Payne ejected after scuffle with Alex Caruso and Montrezl Harrell
Emotions ran high in the fourth quarter of the Phoenix Suns 99-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers as Cam Payne was issued two technical fouls on one play involving Alex Caruso and Montrezl Harrell.
The play stemmed off a rebound where Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was tangled with Chris Paul while fighting for a rebound.
The ball bounced off to the near wing and a scuffle ensued while Payne and Caruso battled for the loose ball.
Technical fouls were called on Alex Caruso and Montrezl Harrell. Cam Payne was called for two technical fouls and was ejected. pic.twitter.com/qM1MZg98Ns
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Payne was ejected as a result of the play after referees assessed him two technical fouls — presumably one for shoving Caruso and throwing the ball at him seconds later. He finished the night with five points, three rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes.
He was a primary reserve for the Suns as Paul was in and out of the lineup dealing with a shoulder injury suffered in the second quarter.
Caruso and Harrell were both served technical fouls. Harrell charged into the scene after Payne was seen throwing the ball at Caruso.