The Wizards' 123-122 victory over the Rockets on Saturday was a huge boost as they begin a tough three-game stretch that includes the Thunder and Warriors. However, they also lost Nene in the fourth quarter after he got into an altercation with Dwight Howard with 8:08 left. This resulted in a double technical (vine by Truth About It's Kyle Weidie).
Howard already had a technical foul from the first half when he complained about getting fouled so he was ejected. Nene, who only received one technical foul expected to continue playing. But he was ejected too.
On Sunday, Nene hinted at his disagreement with the ejection. He also gave condolences to head coach Randy Wittman, whose older brother Rick passed away.
Judge for yourself ...— Nene Hilario (@NeneHilario42) January 31, 2016
Great win and my thoughts and prayers for coach Witt and his family, we love you! https://t.co/eaC6nCCfKT
After reviewing this Vine, I don't disagree that Nene should have received a technical for getting in Howard's face. But I'm still not sure why he had to be ejected as well.