LaMelo Ball ejected after brawl in Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — LaMelo Ball, the brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, has been ejected from a game in Lithuania after striking an opponent.

Ball clashed with Lithuanian player Mindaugas Susinskas during Monday’s exhibition game between local club Dzukija and a touring team of United States players from the Junior Basketball Association established by the Ball brothers’ father, LaVar Ball.

With LaMelo Ball’s team leading 69-54 early in the third quarter, Susinskas seemed to tap the back of Ball’s head during a stoppage in play, and Ball struck him in the face.

That prompted players from both teams to shove each other in a brief melee.

After Ball and Susinskas were ejected, the U.S. team went on to lose 124-116.