Wednesday December 24th, 2014

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge were both ejected after getting into a scrap during Portland's 115-111 road victory on Tuesday.

With just seconds remaining in overtime, Ibaka and Aldridge became entangled while grappling for position. After exchanging a few bumps and shoves, the two players yanked each other's jerseys and spun around into the baseline area, where Aldridge briefly held Ibaka in a head lock. The officials and members of both teams eventually intervened to break up the scuffle before it escalated further. 

Both players received personal fouls and technical fouls for the incident, and both were ejected. 

Aldridge departed with 25 points (on 9-for-28 shooting) and nine rebounds. Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 40 points (on 11-for-21 shooting, 11 assists and six rebounds.

Ibaka finished with 16 points (on 7-for-14 shooting), seven rebounds and four blocks. Russell Westbrook paced the Thunder with 40 points (on 16-for-34 shooting), 10 rebounds and six assists. 

Portland improved to 32-7. Oklahoma City dropped to 13-16.

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