Luka Doncic earned an ejection Sunday after a shot to the groin of Collin Sexton that officials saw as intentional. Via Tim MacMahon of ESPN:
“After I saw the video, I knew I hit him, but it wasn’t nothing on purpose,” said Doncic “I think that kind of stuff happens a lot in games, but I don’t know. That’s my explanation. It obviously wasn’t on purpose. It was just two guys fighting for a rebound, I guess.”
Sexton had Doncic’s back.
“It was just a boxout play,” Sexton said. The result was clear: Doncic punched Sexton in the groin, and that will earn a Flagrant 2.
The ejection leaves Doncic still one technical foul short of an automatic one-game suspension.