Jazz's Rodney Hood Gets Ejected Then Slaps Phone Out Of Fan's Hand

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Harrison Barnes had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Yogi Ferrell made seven 3-pointers and scored 22 points and Dallas fended off fatigue to beat fresh Charlotte.

The turnovers came back to haunt the Wizards, who coughed the ball up a season-high 23 times, which the Jazz turned into 27 points. With the score tied at 74, Hood took the ball to the basket, but he got bumped by John Wall and the ball slipped out of his hand, missing the hoop by two feet.


The Wizards (23-18) shot 52.6 percent from the field but lost their second straight after a four-game winning streak.

A 3-pointer by Wall and a 3-pointer by Kelly Oubre Jr. capped an 8-0 run and the Wizards led 99-98 with 2:31 left in the game.


One fan at the Utah Jazz's 107-104 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night didn't heed this advice, and he paid the ultimate price (or not, depending on whether he had an upgrade available): Rodney Hood slapped a phone out of his hand. Joe Ingles responded with a 3-pointer that put Utah ahead 104-102 with 1:09 remaining.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Kyle Goon reports that the unidentified fan spoke with Capital One Arena security and Jazz security during the fourth quarter and was "pressing for police action". The Duke product is having a career year, averaging 16.5 points per game on a Jazz squad that remains, just about, in playoff contention in the West at 17-24. Robinson averaged 13.5 points in 22 games for the G-League's DE franchise.


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