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Pacers' Murphy, Bulls' Thomas ejected after brief altercation

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana center Troy Murphy and Chicago
forward Tyrus Thomas were ejected after an altercation Wednesday
night.

The Bulls were leading 41-36 with 3:51 left in the second
quarter when Thomas took exception to a hard foul by Murphy and
responded by shoving him in the face. Murphy swung back, and
players from both teams intervened before things escalated.

Murphy had been called for a technical foul minutes earlier, and
Pacers coach Jim O'Brien also had been called for a technical in
the period.