Tempers flare, three players ejected as Bucks hold off Lakers

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Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview: March 17 at Los Angeles Lakers (read here): Ti Windisch previewed Friday night's clash with the Lakers, picking out his keys to victory for both teams, on top of sharing our staff predictions.

As passed along by Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, Monroe was hit the hardest.

Bucks 107, Lakers 103: Middleton's 30 just enough for L.A. sweep (read here): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports from Staples Center as the Bucks just managed to hang on for a win against the Lakers. Things escalated when Monroe shoved Young, and Russell shoved Monroe and a fracas ensued involving the other players on the court.

Needless to say, the young fellas earned these fines.

Lakers rookie Ivica Zubac had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers (20-49), who have lost 12 of 13.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points before fouling out for the Bucks (34-34), who are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings with a good shot at their second winning season in 14 years. Young was ejected for picking up his second technical, while Russell and Monroe were given double technicals - auto-ejections - for their role in the altercation.




Brogdon sank two free throws and Clarkson buried his fourth 3-pointer.

After the game, Lakers head coach Luke Walton went off to the media about the refs choosing to eject Russell, and for a Bucks employee putting their hands on Ingram during the skirmish.

Nance added of the event, "It brings you closer as a team".

Walton also criticized the officials for their decision to eject Russell.

"I'm going to need an explanation on it because it made no sense to me", Walton told reporters.

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