WATCH: Bucks’ Grayson Allen ejected for dangerous foul on Bulls’ Alex Caruso

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MILWAUKEE — The regional rivalry between the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls was renewed on Friday night, when the two Eastern Conference contenders met for the first time this season. With a split crowd reacting to every play, the game didn’t need need any more juice, but it got some in the third quarter when Grayson Allen was ejected for a dangerous foul on Alex Caruso.

After the Bulls forced a turnover, rookie Ayo Dosunmu got out on the fastbreak, but had Pat Connaughton blocking his path to the rim. Instead of trying to challenge him, Dosunmu turned back and dropped the ball off to Caruso who went hard to the basket. As Caruso was in mid-air, Allen came flying in to try and block the shot, but instead grabbed ahold of the Bulls guard and sent him spinning to the ground. 

Caruso landed on his side with so much force that he actually bounced off the floor. Some members of the Bulls’ bench got up and ran over to Caruso, but they were just concerned with his safety and there were no further incidents. Caruso stayed down for a few minutes under the care of the Bulls’ medical staff, but was then able to get up on his own and return to the game. 

After a review the officials upgraded the foul on Allen to a flagrant 2 and ejected him from the contest. While he didn’t make any particularly egregious contact, it doesn’t take much to make a foul dangerous when someone is in the air and defenseless. And though he’s generally settled down in recent years, Allen isn’t going to get the benefit of the doubt given his history. It’s unclear at this point if Allen will face any additional punishment from the league. 

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