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Nenad Kristic throws chair in Serbia-Greece basketball fight

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It's no secret that European basketball is a little different than the American brand. Big men shooting from distance, the triangular key, etc. It should come as no surprise, then, that their brawls are a little different.

Consider this donnybrook between Serbia and Greece at the Acropolis tournament in Athens. With Greece up by one in the game's final minutes, the crowd of 5,000 was treated a pushing and shoving melee that got really interesting when Serbia's Nenad Kristic picked up a chair and threw it.

Krstic, who played for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder last season, grabbed Greece forward Antonis Fotsis by the throat and threw a chair toward Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who was pursuing him. The chair hit Yannis Bouroussis, who had not played in the game because of a hand injury, and left him with blood trickling from a wound on the side of his head.

Greek authorities took Kristic into custody and have since released him, pending an investigation into the brawl.

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