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Evan Fournier sent off after strangling Dennis Schröder during France-Germany match

France men’s national basketball team forward Evan Fournier was ejected after choking point guard Dennis Schröder during his team’s exhibition game against Germany on Saturday.

The fight occurred when France led 41-23 at the end of the first half and was heading for a 90-66 victory.

Fournier and Schröder appeared to reconcile after the altercation, but the former player was sent off anyway.

Fournier, 31, is currently an NBA free agent. He has played 12 years in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons, averaging 13.6 points per game in his career.

Schröder, 30, currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He has spent 11 years in the Association with the Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers (two seasons), Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors and Nets. He has recorded 14.0 points per game and 4.8 assists per game in his career.

The fight was the highlight of the first half, but French center Victor Wembanyama stole the show. The San Antonio Spurs superstar scored 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting in just 19 minutes to lead France to victory.

France and Germany will next be heading to the Summer Olympics in Paris. The two countries are paired in the same group and will face each other on August 2.