After an atrocious flagrant 2 penalty, Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington called out Denver Nuggets point guard Facundo Campazzo on Twitter.
A flagrant 2 foul call isn’t always sufficient. At least that’s how Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington appeared to feel after his team’s 146-141 victory over the Denver Nuggets on April 10.
Malik Monk and Austin Reaves were the stars for L.A., scoring 41 and 31 points, respectively, while Ellington only played 30 minutes and scored 18 points.
The fact that two of their players wildly threw out hands on one particular play hampered what should have been a win for the playoff-bound Nuggets.
Markus Howard shoves Wenyen Gabriel in the back after catching a rebound and making a shot. Then, as Ellington goes for the rebound, Campazzo pushes him forward into the hardwood with his elbow.
Despite the fact that Campazzo was ejected from the game after a flagrant 2 penalty was called on his elbow shove, Ellington was not pleased with Campazzo’s decision. After the game, Ellington tweeted to Campazzo, “When I see you, I’m putting my hands on you.”
Facundo Campazzo is called out on Twitter by Wayne Ellington for a flagrant foul.
Despite the fact that their loss against the Lakers had no bearing on their playoff standings, it was a demoralizing defeat.
The Lakers have been heavily chastised and mocked for missing the playoffs this season, with coach Frank Vogel ultimately bearing the brunt of the criticism as the season comes to a close. Vogel, who has been the Lakers’ coach for three seasons, led the franchise to their most recent NBA championship in 2020, when they went 52-19.
With Los Angeles collapsing in front of the NBA’s eyes, young players like Monk and Reaves put on a show in their final game of the season, scoring a combined 72 points.
The Nuggets don’t want to lose a close game to a 33-49 team, even if it doesn’t damage their No. 6 playoff spot.
Although the schedule for next season has yet to be revealed, it will be intriguing to see how the Lakers and Nuggets’ first rematch will play out—and if Ellington will get his on-court revenge on Campazzo.