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Celtics, Cavs scuffle in first half of Game 5

May 24, 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics players hold each other back after shoves between Celtics forward Marcus Morris andCavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. during the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics players hold each other back after shoves between Celtics forward Marcus Morris andCavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. during the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s Marcus Morris and Cleveland’s Larry Nance Jr. had to be pulled apart in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night after a hard defensive play by Morris sent Nance to the floor.

Morris and Nance both went up for a pass, and the Cavaliers forward wound up crashing into the first row of seats. Morris appeared to wander over and say something, prompting Nance to jump up and body check him; Morris responded with a one-handed shove to the face.

Aron Baynes and Jaylen Brown came in to break it up, and Terry Rozier put a body on Nance. After a review, the referees called technicals on Rozier, Nance and Morris. Korver made the foul shot to make it 36-20 and spark a 7-0 run.

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