Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams has found his way inside the head of yet another opponent.

During game three the Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Adams' physicality under the hoop proved too much for guard Raymond Felton to handle.

After a battle for rebounding position, Felton appeared to strike Adams with his elbow out of frustration.

Both players were assessed technical fouls.

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Adams' Thunder would go on to win the game 131-102 to take a 2-1 series lead, with game four set to take place on Sunday (NZ time).

This is not the first time Adams has gotten under the skin of a Dallas Maverick.

In 2013, NBA veteran Vince Carter was ejected after elbowing Adams in the head.