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VIDEO: Zaza Pachulia, Jason Richardson Fight In Hawks' 88-84 Game 3 Win Over Magic

Things are got heated on Friday night in Atlanta.

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Jason Richardson and Zaza Pachulia were both ejected for fighting with 2:22 left in the Atlanta Hawks' 88-84 win over the Orlando Magic in Game 3 of their first round playoff series on Friday night at Philips Arena.

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The fracas was ignited after Pachulia hacked Dwight Howard in the lane and Howard responds with a bit of a clothesline. Pachulia starts complaining to the ref and Jason Richarson steps in. Pachulia and Richardson exchange words. Zaza throws a couple headbutts. Richardson adds a girlie slap and the two get tossed from the game.

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And in the good ole age of YouTube, it's all recorded digitally for posterity.

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Throwing punches (and probably a few headbutts) is a no-no in the NBA. Players that throw a "punch" get suspended for a game. It will be interesting to see how the league interprets the trio of Zaza head smackings and the lil slap by Richardson.

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Zaza, for his part, knows that his fate for Game 4 is in the hands the suits in New York City. Here's a video of an interview of the Hawks center with my colleague Nubyjas Wilborn of nobiasnobullsports.com. The good stuff, where he talks about the fracas, is about 45 seconds in.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.