Report: Kelly Oubre Suspended One Game Without Pay For Flagrant Two on Kelly Olynyk
Oubre seems pretty well justified for the cause of his complaints, if not his subsequent actions.
Kelly Oubre against the Phoenix Suns in the regular season. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas—USA TODAY Sports
After reviewing Kelly Oubre's shove on Kelly Olynyk during Thursday's Game 3 between the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics, the NBA decided to suspend Oubre for Game 4, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The whole incident started when Olynyk came at Oubre with a hard screen early into the second quarter that looked like it involved an elbow-to-face. Oubre didn't take too kindly to Olynyk's business and came at him fast with a hard shove to the ground. An official had to place himself between the two men to make sure it didn't escalate any further. Olynyk was issued a regular offensive foul and Oubre was assessed a flagrant foul two and was ejected mid-game.
Oubre told reporters after the game that Olynyk had hit him multiple times throughout the game. Per the Boston Globe: "I've confronted him about it. But the last time it happened, I felt pain in my head and my jaw, and I got up and I ran to him and I bumped him, and that's all that happened."
Seemed like it wasn't really "all that happened" but Oubre seems pretty well justified for the cause of his complaints, if not his subsequent actions. Oubre will be missing what will be a crucial Game 4 at the Wizards' home, with the Celtics up in the series 2-1.