The rocky start has continued for the Los Angeles Lakers.
After going winless in preseason and dropping their first regular season game to the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers found themselves down double-digits to the Phoenix Suns in the first half.
With frustrations building during the second quarter, the situation boiled over during a timeout with 3:13 to play in the first half and the Lakers trailing 49-41.
When the ESPN broadcast returned from a commercial, the replay showed Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard needing to be separated on the bench by teammates and staff.
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The pair eventually split up, although it looked like Davis was still having words with his teammate.
The Suns would finish the quarter on an 8-3 run to take a 57-44 lead into the halftime break.
Both big men struggled through a tough opening two quarters. Davis has just four points on 1-for-5 shooting, while Howard is scoreless and picked up two fouls in nine minutes.
The altercation is sure to be a talking point in the postgame so keep it right here for updates as the night progresses.Internet Explorer Channel Network