Nuggets F Michael Porter Jr., Spurs C Zach Collins ejected after fight after dunk

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Michael Porter Jr. and Zack Collins were ejected Friday night after a brief altercation San Antonio.

Midway through the third quarter of the Spurs’ 128–120 win over the Denver Nuggets the AT&T Center, Porter fired a huge dunk at Collins.

The dunk was clean, but Porter kept talking to Collins as the two began working their way down the court. This set Collins off. He chased after Porter after Porter turned and bumped him, causing a brief altercation near midcourt.

While this didn’t last long, Porter actually grabbed Collins by the neck completely before breaking apart.

Both Collins and Porter were then ejected from the game.

Collins finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs. Porter had seven points, one rebound and one assist.

San Antonio held a 8–93 lead after the third quarter, and held on for the eight-point victory—which marked the Spurs’ third win games and broke a two-game losing skid. Keldon Johnson led with 23 points and eight rebounds, and Doug McDermott added 20 points off the bench.

Nikola Jokic had a triple-double for the Nuggets with 37 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Jamal Murray added 24 points and seven assists. Denver, after Wednesday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls, has now lost consecutive games for the first time since late January and just the third time all season.