Cavaliers’ Channing Frye, Jazz’s Trey Lyles ejected after skirmish

Tuesday March 15th, 2016

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.

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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.

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