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D-League teammates ejected after bench skirmish

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) NBA D-League teammates Kalin Lucas and Jarnell Stokes were ejected after a skirmish broke out behind their bench.

The incident occurred late in the third quarter of a game Tuesday between Iowa, an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Rio Grande Vipers.

A broadcast of the game showed pushing and shoving behind the Iowa bench during a timeout. The 6-foot-1 Lucas and the 6-foot-9 Stokes were both ejected before play resumed.

Lucas, a former star at Michigan State, played one game this season for the Grizzlies. Stokes, a rookie out of Tennessee, has split time between Iowa and Memphis.