Derek Fisher was just ejected from the game for committing a Flagrant 2 foul on Houston’s Luis Scola.
A flagrant foul 2 is unnecessary and excessive contact. This usually has a swinging motion, hard contact, and a follow through. A flagrant foul 2 also results in an ejection of the player committing the foul.
Fisher appeared to body check Scola as Scola came over to set a back pick. The collision left Scola on the floor and Fisher with a cut on his head. From my vantage point it appeared Fisher was trying to hit the much larger Scola before Scola hit him. It’s not clear if he mis-timed the hit or not. But clearly he was trying to dive into the impending impact to brace himself, rather than to initiate it.
All flagrant fouls are reviewed by the league and further punishment could follow. If I was guessing whether Fish would be suspended for Game 3, I’d put the chances at 40 percent.