Bucks hold off Lakers 107-103 after 3 ejections for shoving

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Monroe took the biggest hit, receiving a $35,000 for shoving Young after he retaliated against Malcolm Brogdon for a hard foul. Greg Monroe backed his teammate up and pushed Young.

The NBA fined two Los Angeles Lakers players and one from the Milwaukee Bucks for an on-court scuffle that broke out in Friday's 107-103 Bucks win over the Lakers at Staples Center.

EL SEGUNDO The incident caused officials to eject Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell for "escalating a fight".

Walton told the press: "Watching the tape, one of their employees is on the floor, and he grabs Brandon (Ingram) by the jersey and shoves him. Because if that's okay, I'm sure we can find a couple of people here in LA who want that job working for the Lakers, too". After Young retaliated on Monroe, Russell, Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr. separated Monroe from Young. "So if D'Angelo didn't push him, I would have been (mad) at D'Angelo".

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Still, this incident shows that Walton deeply cares about this group of young players and while he may call their effort into question sometimes, there is no doubt that he loves coaching players like Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and Russell. He did the right thing.

"It's important for them to know that", Walton said of his players. "So that's crap to me".

"I love the way the young guys stepped up for me", Young said. "Some of the times when I lose my cool, I want them to see it's OK to lose it". Los Angeles cut Milwaukee's edge to 99-93 with 4:55 left but then failed to score for the next 3 1/2 minutes.

With the loss, the Lakers were officially eliminated from postseason contention for the fourth consecutive season, extending their franchise-long playoff drought.