The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets turned the intensity up a notch in Game 2.
From late in the third quarter to the end of the Lakers’ 111-98 win to tie the series Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the following plays happened in this order.
Notch 2: Luis Scola fouled Lamar Odom on a drive to the basket. Odom responded by talking to Scola, who found himself surrounded by Lakers.
Notch 4: Derek Fisher gets called for a flagrant 2 foul for leveling Scola with an shoulder and elbow and gets ejected from the game.
Notch 6: Houston coach Rick Adelman sent reserve guard Von Wafer to the locker room after the two got into a verbal confrontation on the bench.
Notch 8: Ron Artest responded to Kobe Bryant hitting him with an elbow in the throat. After Artest was called for a foul, he ran up on Bryant and got ejected. Bryant threw his hands up to avoid the situation before the officials threw Artest out the game.
Notch 10: Bryant gets called for a technical foul when he talked trash to Shane Battier after making a jumper in his face.
With the series going back to Houston for Game 3, somebody better beef up security.
More importantly, who will get suspended for their actions in Game 2?