Miami Heat secured their first win of the season against the Toronto Raptors. However, the game became known for the massive fight that took place between Miami Heat’s Caleb Martin and Toronto Raptors’ Christian Koloko that had to be broken up by other players and officials.
The fight started after Caleb Martin boxed out Christian Koloko which resulted in the latter falling to the ground. Both men were ejected from the game as a result. In the postgame interview, both the stars explained their side of the story
“I just think that there’s a lot plays that were kind of leading up to it,” Martin said. “It was a chippy game. That’s typically how the game goes with Toronto. It’s a chippy back and forth. But ultimately I just think that emotions were high and the game was a close game. It was back and forth. Overall, I got to be more professional in the way I handle those type of situations.”
While Caleb Martin blamed the chippy environment to be the case, Christian Koloko seemed confused regarding why the scuffle took place.
I feel like everybody saw what happened,” Koloko said. “I got fouled and I fell and I don’t know what he was trying to do. I just stood up for myself and I get ejected. So that’s what happened. When he fouled me, he was basically grabbing me and pushing me,” Koloko continue. “I don’t know. … I’m confused. I don’t know why. I don’t even know him, so I don’t know what was going on in his head.“The Miami Heat edged past the Toronto Raptors with 112-109. Jimmy Butler was the leading scorer for the Heat with 24 points. Miami Heat’s next game will also be against the Toronto Raptors on October 24.
Watch the clip of the incident here:
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