Last night’s game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic at the Target Center produced a bizarre brawl that left the fans stunned even after the game.
The Timberwolves hosted the magic but got whipped in a thrilling contest of 120–127 points. Despite the Timberwolves’ 45-point haul in the last quarter, they couldn’t erase the previous 15-point deficit. Even the Magic’s center, Mohamed Bamba, got a chance to beat up the Wolves’ Austin Rivers.
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During the third quarter, Bamba and Rivers got into a verbal spat that turned physical. However, the fight on the court was over, and they continued it over social media.
What did Mo Bamba and Austin Rivers say on social media?
After the Magic’s win, the 7-foot-tall Bamba posted an image of a graph on his Instagram story, indicating the rival Wolves’ guard. The picture portrays a subtle hint of poking.
In response, the 30-year-old Austin wrote a paragraph on his Instagram stories. The wolves’ guard dissed Bamba by saying, “We only know you from an old rap song.”
However, Austin later deleted the story and tweeted, “Well…that Friday night went wayyy different than I expected. 🤦♂️”
Well…that Friday night went wayyy different than i expected. 🤦♂️
— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) February 4, 2023
Previously in the game, when the Magic were leading by 10 points, the 24-year-old came off the bench and started wrestling with the 6.4-foot Rivers. The brawl resulted in them being ejected from the game, along with two other Timberwolves and one Magic player.
After last night, the Timberwolves are in the seventh seed in the Western Conference, while the Magic are in the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference.