WOW: Things Got Very Heated on the Miami Heat Bench Tonight

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WOW: Things Got Very Heated on the Miami Heat Bench Tonight

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Despite no Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, or Otto Porter Jr., Golden State found themselves with a massive lead over Miami in the 3rd quarter. And it didn’t go over well on the Heat bench.

After a 19-0 Warriors run out of the locker room to grab a 69-50 lead, Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem, and Eric Spoelstra got into a massive argument on the sideline. Eventually, things got so heated that Butler had to be separated from both his veteran teammate and head coach, leading to quite the unexpected scene for a team that sits first-place in the East.

Check it out:

Here’s another angle where you can actually hear some of the words exchanged:

To their credit, after the tense timeout, Miami was able to ignite their own massive run. They shrunk the Warriors lead to just one heading into the 4th quarter, but tensions may have been too high to finish on a high note. Golden State outscored Miami 37-24 in the final frame to cruise to a 118-104 victory.

Both Spoelstra and veteran point guard Kyle Lowry went on to downplay the incident after the game. As a team with a 1.5-game lead at the top of the conference, it could be easy to shake off such an incident, but it was still quite the situation to watch unfold mid-game.



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.