PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Jae Crowder ejected at end of Game 6 win over Lakers

Jun 3, 2021, 10:43 PM | Updated: Jun 4, 2021, 2:15 pm

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) defends against Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) ...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) defends against Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during the second quarter of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, Jun 3, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Suns forward Jae Crowder was ejected at the end of Phoenix’s 113-100 Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Thursday night.

After a small gathering from players from both teams, Crowder was seen running directly from the court to the Suns’ locker room.

It appears he may have been given a technical for “salsa dancing.”

The technical was Crowder’s second of the game after he received one earlier in the contest as part of a double-technical with a Lakers player.

It also marks his second ejection of the six-game series after getting tossed toward the end of Game 3.

Crowder finished the night with 18 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 36:32 minutes played.

The win was the opening-round series clincher for the Suns, who advance to play the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.

Game 1 of that series will begin on Monday at Phoenix Suns Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Catch all the action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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