Cavaliers’ Channing Frye, Jazz’s Trey Lyles ejected after skirmish
Cavaliers forward Channing Frye and Jazz forward Trey Lyles were ejected during Monday’s Cavs-Jazz game after a fourth-quarter dust-up.
Lyles was backing down Frye before seeming to throw a purposeful elbow below the belt. Frye had some words for Lyles after the elbow, and the two were soon bumping foreheads. Frye then half-heartedly threw a punch as the players were being separated.
Frye—acquired at the trade deadline—didn’t make contact with Lyles on the punch attempt (ESPN analyst Hubie Brown called it a “wave”) but was ejected for picking up his second technical. It’s possible Frye will face discipline from the league for the headbutt and attempted punch.
Lyles was ejected after being called for a Flagrant 2 on the elbow.
Utah beat Cleveland 94–85, picking up its third straight win and ending the Cavs’ three-game win streak.