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Anthony ejected in Atlanta for flagrant foul 2

Thabo Sefolosha, Carmelo Anthony Thabo Sefolosha, Carmelo Anthony | Photo: AP.

December 30, 2016 08:38 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was ejected late in the second quarter Wednesday night against Atlanta after getting whistled for a flagrant foul 2.

Anthony and Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha were tied up near the basket positioned for a rebound when the Knicks star jabbed his right forearm against Sefolosha's face.

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The two players exchanged heated words and were separated. Players and assistant coaches on both benches stood up, and security personnel for each team came onto the floor.

Anthony, a nine-time All-Star, leads New York with 22.7 points per game. He followed Sefolosha to the Hawks' end of the floor, but the situation calmed down. Anthony's night ended with 3:08 left in the second quarter and Atlanta leading 43-38. He scored 10 points in 15 minutes.

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