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Watch: Basketball player punches court-invading fan during game in Montenegro

A basketball fan who ran onto a court mid-game to shove one of the players got more than he bargained for when he got a wallop for one of the team.

The Eurocup match in Montenegro was temporarily called off after the fan was knocked the ground from the punch. Video footage from the match between hosts Buducnost Podgorica and Turkish side Banvit Bandirma shows the speedy fan run onto the court after player Vladimir Dragicevic missed a free throw for Banvit.

A scuffle breaks out briefly between the two, before Earl Rowland runs over to stand up for his teammate, punching the invader in the back.

After a 15-minute break, the match resumed. Banvit won the game 74 to 68.

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