Tristan Thompson came this close to fighting Phoenix Suns player Torrey Craig on Thursday — calling the guy “trash” as teammates raced to break up a heated on-court screaming match.
Thompson and his Boston Celtics were beating up on the Suns on the court in a 99 to 86 victory … but as the final seconds were ticking away in the 4th quarter, Tristan had some words for Craig.
Doesn’t take an expert lip-reader to see Tristan calling him “trash” — while Craig tried to get up in his face.
The two clashed heads and contained to talk smack while teammates and staffers raced to break them up.
Eventually, the guys went back to their benches — no punches were thrown. They each received a technical foul for the spat.
As the announcers pointed out, the two did NOT shake hands or hug it out after the game … they probably just needed some space to cool off.
Thompson ended the night with 9 points, 12 rebounds and 1 assist. His Celtics are currently 32-27 and 6th in the Eastern Conference.
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