David West and Tristan Thompson get physical in heated Game 5 scuffle

Evidently, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t get all of their aggression out during Game 4 in Ohio. During the second quarter of Monday’s Game 5 back at Oracle Arena, we once again saw tempers flare in a face-to-face showdown — and I mean that very, very literally — between Cavs center Tristan Thompson and Warriors big man David West.

Dan Devine

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David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation after a play in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation after a play in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation after a play in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors commits a foul on Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation after a play in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation after a play in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

NBA Finals

David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation after a play in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fight for possesion in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation after a play in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson, left, confronts Golden State Warriors forward David West (3) during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson, top left, and Golden State Warriors forward David West (3) are separated by guard J.R. Smith (5) and referee Dan Crawford (43) during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson, center right, confronts Golden State Warriors forward David West during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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