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Physical play escalates

Updated: May 18, 2004, 8:37 AM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two of the NBA's better finesse teams are suddenly pushing, elbowing and even throwing punches at each other.

The Sacramento Kings' 104-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday in the Western Conference semifinals included a brief battle between two friends and former teammates, Minnesota's Kevin Garnett and Sacramento's Anthony Peeler. That followed a confrontation in the previous game that resulted in ejections for the Kings' Brad Miller and the Timberwolves' ...

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