With six minutes left in the fourth quarter, Nets guard Jorge Gutierrez was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul after landing with both hands on Tyler Zeller during a shot attempt.
The ruling was originally called a flagrant-1, which does not result in an automatic ejection. But after a review, the referees ruled that the foul be upgraded, likely because of Gutierrez landing on Zeller’s head & neck area. Fouls in that area are almost always considered a flagrant-2 foul.
Despite the intent (the foul didn’t look intentional), Gutierrez brought Zeller to the ground, drawing Zeller’s ire. The two players had to be separated by players and referees.
Gutierrez is on the last day of his second ten-day contract, after which the Nets can decide to either extend him for the rest of the season or waive him. The team is expected to re-sign him.