2024 Playoffs: East First Round | Bucks (3) vs. Pacers (6)

Bucks forward Bobby Portis ejected in 1st quarter of Game 4 against Pacers

Milwaukee already was playing without the injured Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard when Portis was ejected.

Bobby Portis is ejected in 1st quarter of Sunday's Game 4 after confrontation with Andrew Nembhard in Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The already short-handed Milwaukee Bucks took another hit with 5:01 to play in the first quarter of Game 4 on Sunday night when forward Bobby Portis Jr. was ejected after drawing two technical fouls on the same play.

Portis and Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard got locked up while battling for a rebound, which resulted in a brief shoving match and stoppage in play for a replay review.

Portis and Nembhard were called for technical fouls for the initial shoves, and then officials assessed a second technical to Portis for slapping Nembhard in the head. Both were deemed to be hostile acts.

Milwaukee already was playing without two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has sat out since April 9 because of a strained left calf, and eight-time All-Star Damian Lillard, who injured his right Achilles tendon in Friday night’s overtime loss to the Pacers.

The officials called five technical fouls in the first 6:59 of game action.

Indiana leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.