Wild scenes have erupted in Detroit after the benches cleared and three players were ejected just before halftime at Little Caesar’s Arena.
With 30 seconds left in the first half, the Pistons were dominating the Magic 63-44 when the ball rolled out of the Magic end with Orlando’s Mo Wagner and Detroit’s Killian Hayes in pursuit.
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The ball appeared destined to roll out of bounds despite a full-speed Hayes’ best efforts when his 25-year-old Magic rival Wagner gave him a shoulder bump, sending him into the Pistons bench.
Wagner immediately put his hand up as if to say sorry but Hamidou Diallo came to his teammate’s defence, pushing Wagner, before Hayes appeared to strike the German in the back of the…