Caleb Martin and Christian Koloko massive fight ends up in first row of stands

2022-10-23 04:57

Heat's Caleb Martin tackled Raptors' Christian Koloko into the stands. Both players were ejected from the Miami-Toronto game following a scuffle.

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The Miami Heat grabbed a narrow 112-109 win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night in a game that was marred by a third-quarter brawl.

With 7:46 left in the third and Toronto trailing by 22 points, Miami's Caleb Martin and Toronto's Christian Koloko battled for a rebound position.

Koloko went down to the floor, and when he attempted to get up, Martin was standing over him with clenched fists and in a threatening position.

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From there, Martin drove Koloko into empty seats in the front row. Martin was called for the initial foul. Both players were ejected for the fight.

They may also face additional disciplinary action from the league.

When asked about the incident during his post-game interview, Koloko told reporters that he didn't know what was going through Martin's head.

"I was as confused as you," Koloko said. "I don't know. I have no idea. ... He was looking at me aggressively, so I just stood up for myself."

Martin also addressed the brawl, saying that Heat-Raptors games are always physical.

"It was a chippy game," Martin said. "That's typically how the game goes with Toronto. It's chippy, back and forth. But ultimately, I just think that emotions were high, and the game was a close game, back and forth.

"Overall, I gotta be more professional in the way I handle those type of situations."

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