Russell added, "It was good to see everybody right there".
In the third quarter of the Bucks 107-103 win at the Staples Center, Nick Young was fouled by Malcolm Brogdon. Though he conceded "officials have the hardest job", Walton has often expressed his displeasure when he feels his young players have become disrespected with a lack of whistles.
In the aftermath of the game, Lakers coach Luke Walton was left fuming at one of the Bucks' team employees pushing Ingram, and the Lakers' coach even seemed to go as far as to suggest that LA could add a bit of muscle on their bench for future incidents if the National Basketball Association didn't have a problem with the Bucks' employee placing his hands on the Lakers' rookie. Monroe finished with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in just 16 minutes, which equated to a team-leading 25.68 nERD.
The Lakers (20-49) weren't aggressive enough to stop Milwaukee (34-34) from scoring 54 points in the paint. Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell has been fined $15,000 for entering the altercation and pushing Monroe. Young earned his fine for instigating the whole thing and Russell earned his for shoving Monroe.More news: Finsbury Park toddlers: Boy, one, dies and girl fighting for life
Walton was also indignant about a Bucks team employee who sprinted out into the scrum and pushed Ingram away from the players. The referees issued double technical fouls on Russell and Monroe, ejecting them both.
Brogdon sank two free throws and Clarkson buried his fourth 3-pointer. With the Lakers out of playoff contention, Walton wants to evaluate lineup combinations he has not used.
"I'm not going to comment on it", said Walton, who coached Green as an assistant the past two years in Golden State.