Tempers were flaring, and Flagrants were flowing in Houston Rockets' 123-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
A season high eight technicals and two flagrant fouls were dished out by the officials in an attempt to cool the tension between the two teams.
According to sources, Salah Mejri made a derogatory comment about Ariza's wife and children between the third and fourth quarters.
Ariza became so upset that he exchanged words with Mejri, which prompted the referees to give Ariza a technical, his second of the game, leading to an ejection.
After the game, Trevor Ariza dressed and walked toward the Mavericks locker room, accompanied by two security guards. Teammates Patrick Beverley, James Harden, and Eric Gordon waited for Mejri, Dallas police officers arrived to make sure the situation did not escalate.
James Harden shared his thoughts with the media following the game.
Here were some of the reactions on twitter following the game: