Chris Paul told our broadcast crew this all started because Rajon Rondo spit in his face. When the second replay cycles through you can see Chris wiping his face before he goes at Rondo.
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It was a wild night in L.A.
Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram got ejected as punches were thrown in Rockets-Lakers match-up.
A wild brawl erupted late in the fourth quarter to mar LeBron James’ home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.
With 4:13 remaining in the game, Lakers guard Rajon Rondo and Houston Rockets All-Star Chris Paul traded blows following an altercation that involved shoving and angry words from several players on both teams.
The extraordinary scenes were sparked when James Harden completed a breakaway lay-up and was fouled in the act by Brandon Ingram. Ingram complained heatedly to the referee and things escalated rapidly.
Paul appeared to poke Rondo in the face, with Rondo responding with a punch as the fray began. Ingram also began to throw punches while James attempted to defuse the situation by ushering Paul out of the way.
The madness overshadowed the result of the game, which ended in a 124-115 victory for Houston.