Wizards’ Nene locks horns with Bulls’ Jimmy Butler, gets ejected

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler goes head to head with Wizards forward Nene.

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Game 3 between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards was a close contest, with the Bulls pulling themselves back into the series thanks to a 100-97 victory.

The Bulls were aided by the ejection of Wizards big man Nene, whose involvement in a fourth-quarter altercation with the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler earned him some extra time in the locker room.

After Nene finished a play with a layup, he appeared to push Butler, who gave Nene a nudge back. Things escalated from there, with Nene appearing as the aggressor as he grabbed Butler’s head and even balled a fist before other players and referees intervened.

Nene’s actions couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Wizards, as he left the game with under 10 minutes to play in a tight contest. Check out the heated confrontation in the video below:


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