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An NBA game in Paris got chippy Thursday afternoon between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tensions rose to a point Cleveland big man Tristan Thompson was ejected after delivering a bump that knocked Nic Claxton to the floor.

After slamming down a dunk, the Nets center chirped at Thompson while running back to play defense. 

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Tristan Thompson dribbling

Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers passes during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse Jan. 5, 2024, in Cleveland. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The two crossed paths, Thompson bumped Claxton hard and Claxton fell to the court.

The two had to be separated, and coaches and some players left their benches to break up the altercation.

Thompson was ejected and finished the game with just one point in 11 minutes.

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The 32-year-old is in his second stint with the Cavs, previously playing for them from 2011 to 2020 and winning a championship with them in 2016.

Thompson did not play in the NBA in the 2022-23 season after playing for the Kings, Pacers and Bulls the previous season.

Nic Claxton

Brooklyn Nets center Nic Claxton runs with the ball during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Accor Arena in Paris Jan. 11, 2024. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP)

Thompson averages 8.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for his career but is a depth player this year behind Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley.

Tristan Thompson with Cavs

Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at the Smoothie King Center Feb. 28, 2020, in New Orleans.  (Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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This season, he’s playing 11.8 minutes per game, dropping 3.7 points and grabbing 3.8 boards.

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