An ugly scene unfolded, three players were ejected, and one player was knocked out cold following a fight between the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic tonight.
During a play late in the first half, the Magic’s Franz Wagner and Pistons guard Killian Hayes were chasing after a loose ball when Wagner appeared to give Hayes a shove out of bounds. Detroit’s Hamidou Diallo quickly came in to defend his teammate, pushing Wagner from behind. And seconds later, Hayes reemerged, giving the Magic’s 2021 first-round pick a shot to the back of the head that appeared to knock the forward out cold.
Several videos of the incident have since emerged.
Wagner was ejected from the game for a flagrant foul, while both Hayes and Diallo were also given the boot for their involvement in the melee.
The ejections likely won’t be the only punishment handed out as a result of the incident. All three players could be facing suspension, as well as several other players from the Magic who left the team’s bench to get involved in the fight.