Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Allen, Dooling ejected for fighting
SEATTLE -- Seattle SuperSonics guard Ray Allen and Orlando's
Keyon Dooling were ejected for fighting during the second quarter
of Wednesday night's game.
Allen and Dooling got into a scuffle with 10:53 left in the
second quarter and Seattle holding a 33-24 lead.
After Orlando's Jameer Nelson missed, Allen pulled down the
rebound and replays showed that he caught a glancing blow in the
chin from Dooling forearm.
At the other end of the floor, the two collided as Seattle ran a
set play and Allen appeared to give Dooling a short elbow to the
chest before running along the baseline. Dooling went running at
Allen and pushed him to the ground. Allen got up and tackled
Dooling into the first row of seats along the sideline and onto
some fans. The two briefly scuffled and television replays showed
Dooling throwing a punch at Allen that did not connect. The two
were eventually separated with Orlando's Stacey Augmon pulling
Allen away from Dooling.
Underneath the stands, Dooling briefly ran toward the Sonics
locker room and was seen yelling at Allen, but team officials and
police kept the two apart.
Dooling was scoreless in three minutes of play, while Allen had
just one point in eight minutes.