As you may possibly count on, Marcus Clever and Trae Young produced for a chippy pair on Saturday in Atlanta.

In the final minutes of a game among the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year and the All-Star point guard got into it, to the point that each ended up on the floor immediately after Clever took Young down with him.

The impetus for the run-in appeared to come when a stray kick from Young ended up hitting Clever in a sensitive location on a drive. Clever instantly confronted Young, who did not back down.

The finish outcome was an ejection for Clever and a technical foul for Young. Clever got the final laugh, even though, as the Celtics would notch a 134-125 win minutes later. Young completed the game with 35 points and 13 assists, although Clever had 11 points and six assists.

Official Sean Wright explained the selection to give Young a technical to a pool reporter after the game, describing the guard as “finding up and pointing in Marcus Smart’s face.” Smart’s side of the action, meanwhile, was stated as “grabs [Young] and slams him to the ground.”

Neither player stated significantly immediately after the game, and Hawks head coach Quin Snyder stated, “It is more than” and expressed a want to move on.

The win improves the Celtics’ record to 47-21, moving them to 1.five games back from the Milwaukee Bucks for the leading seed in the Eastern Conference.

Trae Young and Marcus Clever got into a tussle at the finish of Celtics-Hawks. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Pictures)

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