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Who actually won the Lakers-Rockets brawl: Rajon Rondo or Chris Paul?

It's rare when an NBA "fight" is an actual brawl, but it didn't take long for it to happen in 2018. Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo and Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul landed some shots of the fist variety rather than the three-point field goals basketball fans know well. NBA Twitter was ablaze with takes on who won the fight. Rondo landed the first jab and apparently got some spit in, while Paul got a nice two-piece that reportedly cut the Lakers guard below the eye. Who won? 🏀 👊

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Both got some good shots in, but who won the fight?

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Anyone who says Chris Paul won the fight doesn't know what winning a fight feels like. Not only did he catch one right in the jaw, he got a little spit job from Rondo for extra disrespect. If people weren't holding him back, the Lakers' guard would've landed way more shots.

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There is no way you watch that fight and think Rondo came out on top. He might have landed the first punch, but Paul landed the next two with LeBron James holding him back. And after it was reported that Rondo received a cut under his eye, Paul obviously did more damage as well. Rondo wanted smoke, and the Rockets' guard gave it to him.

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Who actually won the Lakers-Rockets brawl: Rajon Rondo or Chris Paul?
#TeamRondo
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamCP3