Things heated up early in Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat on Friday. Around the seven-minute mark in the first quarter, Jimmy Butler got entangled with Dwight Howard as the pair tried to secure position for the rebound.

Officials were quick to blow the whistle as the two stars kept shoving each other and refused to let go. Words were soon exchanged as their respective teammates came over to try and defuse the situation.