Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson was ejected from Game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night for kicking out at Matthew Dellavedova.
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The Bulls were trailing in the fourth quarter to their Eastern Conference rivals when their frustration seemingly boiled over as Gibson reacted to Dellavedova catching him in a leg lock.
As he kicked out to free himself, a brawl of sort ensued with Aaron Brooks shoving JR Smith from behind which got several other players involved in the melee.
However, the focus was on Gibson and he received a flagrant-two foul which saw him ejected from the game to leave his teammates shorthanded against a Cavs side pushing to take a 3-2 series lead.
There were some unsavoury scenes as a fan threw a towel at Gibson as he departed down the tunnel, and it was just further evidence of the dislike between these two teams and growing sense of frustration as Chicago continue to see their playoff hopes diminish heading back home for Game 6 on Thursday night.