Carlos Boozer of the Chicago Bulls accidentally punches ref in the groin

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:59 AM ET

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer punched a referee in the groin in a celebratory fist pump gone awry in Dallas on Saturday.

Ref Danny Crawford was just steps behind Boozer after he made a basket in the second quarter to give Chicago a two-point lead over the Mavericks.

Crawford fell over briefly after he was caught in Boozer's friendly fire but he was able to laugh it off as he headed across the court to assess a foul on the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki.

Boozer collected 25 points in the game against Dallas, with the Mavericks squeaking past the Bulls 100-98 with just 2.9 seconds to spare.

 


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