Tomorrow, the Washington Wizards will host the NBL’s Cairns Taipans in a preseason match. The Taipans have just finished playing some of their regular season matches before the weekend, and had a testy matchup against the Brisbane Bullets before the weekend.
Yes, the NBL has a team named the Bullets.
Last Saturday, the Taipans beat the Bullets, 89-86 in a close matchup. However, there were altercations between Bullets center Aron Baynes, Taipans forward Lat Mayen and Taipans head coach Adam Forde.
Before halftime, Baynes and Mayen were tangled up for a rebound which caused a double technical foul, along with the Bullets’ bench getting a technical. Then Forde and Baynes were in another verbal altercation during halftime. According to Olgun Uluc of ESPN.au, this allegedly happened when Forde was outside the Bullets’ locker room during halftime. The Bullets are calling for Forde’s suspension.
Ultimately, Baynes and Mayen were ejected before the second half of the game.
It’s also unclear if the NBL suspends Forde. If so, I’m not sure if that will happen during their international trip and their game tomorrow against the WIzards.