Jimmy Butler earned his first career ejection in his New Year’s Day play against the Clippers. During the 119-113 victory game, Butler had a close call with Avery Bradley, but Butler wasn’t shy when asked about it.

“I like it. We’re supposed to be enemies on the court,” Butler said. “I think that’s what Philly likes to see. That’s what league is there for, the competitiveness. Obviously, nobody wants no fighting, but I like the energy.”

“I love the physicality of it. It’s all fun to me.”

Butler exited the game with 16 points.

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