Hawks C Jason Collins ejected for hard foul

Atlanta center Jason Collins has been ejected from the Hawks’

game against New Orleans on Friday night after a hard foul on David


In the opening minute of the third quarter, West took a pass

from Chris Paul and went in for an attempted dunk. Collins gave the

foul with both arms around West’s head, prompting a staredown

between the players but nothing more serious as the officials

jumped in to push the Hornets player away.

Collins started at center in place of injured Al Horford.