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Thanks to Paul George and Marcus Morris, the end of the Indiana Pacers-Detroit Pistons game almost turned into Malice In The Pace, part deux.
OK, so the game was played in Indiana, not the Palace of Auburn hills in Detroit. Still though, thanks to a shove by Detroit Pistons big man Marcus Morris on Indiana Pacers swing Paul George, an all-out riot almost broke out on Saturday night.
The hard feelings happened as soon as the final buzzer sounded in the Pacers 94-82 victory. After George was looking for a cheap steal at the end of the game, Morris quickly let him know how much that action wasn’t appreciated.
In response, George definitely didn’t take that shove too kindly (video above).
Of course the “almost” brawl pales in comparison to the actual Malice in the Palace back in 2004, but still, this was more heated action than the NBA ever sees these days during its “Patty Cake” era.