PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 07: Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets reaches for the basketball after pushing off Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia (L) during the first half of Game Four of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals at Footprint Center on May 07, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Nuggets 129-124. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

We know, we know, we know. It’s the playoffs; tempers are hot, especially in the tug-of-war series between the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns, but who expected this?

With the Nuggets leading Phoenix 55-54 in the second quarter, Suns forward Hosh Okogie tried to get to the basketball as it sailed out of bounds. Nuggets star forward Nikola Jokic tried to grab the ball away a fan in the stands, but it turned out that “fan” was Suns Owner Mat Ishiba. There was plenty of pushing and shoving. Take a look.

Jokic was assessed a technical foul, and still managed to score 53 points in the game. The Suns won the game 129-124 to tie that series at two games a piece.

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