Grayson Allen just never learns.
Midway through the third quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks’ 119-113 overtime road loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night, the Duke Blue Devils product tried to set a screen for Bucks forward Wesley Matthews near the top of the key. However, Patrick Williams shoved Allen into Bulls star DeMar DeRozan and drew a foul for doing so.
The replay showed Allen sticking out his forearm to push DeRozan to the ground. He then hopped to his feet and began to lunge at Allen before Matthews and Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped in to protect their teammate from any retaliation.
After review, officials deemed Allen’s contact as incidental. The Bulls announcers were definitely pissed about the entire situation.
“I just felt the hit,” said DeRozan after the game.
He finished with 42 points to help the Bulls rally after trailing by 15 points in the fourth.
“I just felt like I went across the middle in a football game, trying to catch a slot route, and got hit.”
The only person to get whistled for a foul was Williams.
“I got pushed into the screen,” Allen told ESPN after the game. “I was trying to slip to the corner, and I ran into him.”
The Bulls have a history with Allen who received a flagrant 2 on Alex Caruso that resulted in a fractured wrist and surgery for the Bulls guard that sidelined him for about two months.
“It’s his track record,” DeRozan said of Allen. “If it was [the Houston Rockets’] Boban [Marjanovic], I wouldn’t have did nothing. I didn’t know if it was on purpose or what happened; I just felt an excessive hit.”
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