Jimmy Butler is known around the NBA as a fiery competitor who will not back down from anyone.

Philadelphia 76ers teammate T.J. McConnell certainly knows that and took extreme measures Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks to make sure Butler's intensity didn't get him in trouble.

Late in the third quarter, Butler was guarding Alex Len in the post when Len caught Butler with an elbow to the jaw. Butler fell to the floor and was visibly angry at Len. But before things got out of hand, McConnell intervened and literally dragged Butler away from Len before the confrontation escalated any further.