Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica survives proper hook from Magic's Aaron Afflalo

The Magic, perhaps sparked by the near fight, ended a seven-game losing streak to beat the Timberwolves, who had been playing some of their best basketball of the season.

Addressing his teammates before practice, coach Frank Vogel said Arron Afflalo was contrite and apologized for letting his teammates down and his actions in the game. This time, instead of simply getting in his face or lashing out verbally, Afflalo took a full swing at Bjelica, connecting with the back of his head.

Both players were ejected with their second technical. Both of them should also expect a hefty fine from the league.


A insane fight broke out in the second quarter of the Magic-Timberwolves game on Tuesday night.

The Orlando wing stunned everybody when, following a high foul from Nemanja Bjelica, he threw a haymaker punch in the direaction of Bjelica. I was just trying to protect myself & to help him, to calm him down, because he was wild. What do you want me to do?

Apparently, there was no history between the two players before the scuffle.


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