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Report: Lowry and Simmons get into altercation in hallway after ejections

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Reuben Dongalen Jr. Jan 15, 2018 2:56 pm 1,901

What a return.

After missing three straight games due to injury, Kyle Lowry had a noticeable return to the Raptors’ lineup on Monday.

Playing in his hometown, he scored 13 points, adding seven rebounds and four assists. But his night ended early when he and 76ers rookie Ben Simmons were ejected after a war of words near the end of the game.

The heated conversation started after a Raptors’ made-basket with less than seven seconds on the clock.

Simmons reached towards Lowry, appearing to trip or undercut him in the process of grabbing the basketball as the Raptors point guard conveniently blocked his path.

Lowry took offence, and after a subsequent foul to stop the clock, he and Simmons engaged in a heated discussion. After the free-throws were made, Lowry wasted no time to get into Simmons’ face, which led to the two being ejected from the game.

As they were leaving the court, Simmons appeared to gesture to Lowry to meet him in the back – with Lowry eagerly sprinting towards the exit.

Philadelphia sports reporter Jon Johnson reported that an altercation occurred between the pair.

As you might expect, everyone is denying it.

*Update: Lowry was willing, but Simmons didn’t oblige.

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Reuben Dongalen Jr.
We seriously need basketball back in Vancouver • Toronto Raptors writer and contributor for Daily Hive Vancouver, Toronto.

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