Watch a video of the fight above.
Lopez was reaching up to go for a rebound after a shot by Jimmy Butler. When he landed, he was bumped by Ibaka in his back. Lopez retaliated by trying to grab at the ball and throwing a right-handed haymaker, which just missed Ibaka’s head.
When Ibaka saw Lopez cocking up to throw a punch, he threw a right-handed blow of his own, which caught Lopez in the left temple area.
Both teams’ players stayed on the benches as teammates tried to break up the ongoing scuffle. Once the dust settled, both players were ejected from the game and figure to get quite the hefty fine from the NBA.
The Bulls were ahead of the Raptors 88-72 with 3:58 left in the third quarter when the fight broke out.
Former Chicago Bulls General Manager Jerry Krause died at the age of 77 on March 21. Krause and NBA legend Michael Jordan notably didn’t get along.