Cavaliers reserve Anderson Varejao and Celtics guard Ray Allen got tangled up while boxing out during a Paul Pierce free throw on Sunday afternoon.
Allen claims that Varejao threw him to the ground, while Varejao says that Allen elbowed him in the groin. Either way, both players received technical fouls.
"He doesn't like Brazilians or maybe he doesn't like my hair," Varejao said. "You don't hit a man in his (groin area). But I'm OK."
Allen, even afterward in the locker room, wasn't over the play.
"It was a dirty play," Allen said. "He threw me to the ground. He wrapped my arm and threw me to the ground, and I wasn't going to do whatever he wanted.
"I'm not going to lie - I'll always stand up for myself and anyone on this team. It's in my nature. They're not going to just walk all over us. I had to make a stance. It was embarrassing for us to get beat this way - playing on national TV."
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