The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers faced off on Wednesday in what was a very chaotic game, to say the least. Milwuakee ran out 140-126 winners following Giannis Antetokounmpo setting a franchise-record 64 points, but the talking points came after the game when tensions boiled over.
These two met in the Eastern Semifinal of the NBA In-Season Tournament, where the Pacers took home the victory in Las Vegas. Nothing really to note happened from that game that could cause a rivalry of sorts other than Tyrese Haliburton copying Damian Lillard's celebration, but that didn't seem to cause much of a reaction.
Here's what really happened from the Bucks and Pacers most recent game.
What really happened between the Bucks and Pacers - The Kickoff
It is a tough situation to get around as there has been a lot of differing stories coming out around the game as to what happened following the game. Both sets of players have explained their side and trying to figure out what is what hasn't been easy.
Initial tensions boiled when Aaron Nesmith wrapped up Giannis' neck as he drove towards the basket, and in any game, that is very much a no-no play due to the danger it can put the driving player in, but also the defending player following the collision.
Bobby Portis was sticking up for his teammate as a scuffle between both sides ensued. Thanasis Antetokounmpo had to be held back on the bench and for his own good by the level of anger he was displaying towards Nesmith. Portis was later ejected for his second technical foul.
The game itself was physical and may have started a potential rivalry but what happened next is where a lot of the talking points come from.