Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Blazers’ game versus the Miami Heat on Wednesday night for throwing an arm at guard Tyler Herro after a screen play and shove. Herro was also ejected after the scuffle.
The play started with just over a minute remaining in the game when Nurkic set a hard screen on Herro at the three-point arc on the left side of the floor. The pick was blind and Herro hit Nurkic’s shoulder hard, falling to the floor. Nurkic attempted to roll to the bucket after the contact, but got caught up in the prone Herro’s feet, perhaps intentionally on the part of Herro. Nurkic skipped over the impediment, then ran across the key.