Monday , May , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Beef Between Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons?

Magic forward Rashard Lewis took down Theo Ratliff with a physical foul midway through the fourth quarter, and Jason Maxiell quickly got in Lewis’ face with a menacing look and choice words.

Ratliff said Maxiell didn’t need the assistance.

"There’s no sense in guys coming to my rescue," Ratliff said Sunday. "I mean, that was Rashard Lewis. He’s a 3 man."

What Ratliff said was relayed to Lewis and the small forward fired back.

"You can have a lot of energy in five minutes a game," Lewis said. "What’s he played? 15 games? Tell him to come out and guard me." [ESPN]