Heat’s O’Neal ejected following confrontation

Jermaine O’Neal has been ejected from the Miami Heat’s game

against Philadelphia after grabbing Samuel Dalembert’s face.

O’Neal departed after receiving two technical fouls in the third

quarter Sunday. Dalembert received one technical and remained in

the game.

Moments before the confrontation, Dalembert accidentally poked

O’Neal in the eye under the basket. Following a timeout, the two

were running upcourt when their arms tangled. A foul was called on

another player, and O’Neal briefly grabbed Dalembert’s face with

one hand before being pulled away.