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SOURCE: TMZ.COM

Cops rushed in to break up a heated late night exchange between several members of the Indiana Pacers and a pack of angry clubgoers in Orlando early this morning … and the whole thing was caught on tape.

TMZ obtained footage … showing 7’1″ Kyrylo Fesenko confronting a group of people outside of Club 23 around 2:45 AM.

Sources at the scene tell us … the whole thing began when one of the clubgoers angrily accused Kyrylo of “bumping into him” … and then unleashed a flurry of verbal attacks at the NBA star.

As Kyrylo tried to walk away from the situation … the mob grew in numbers and the taunts became louder.

That’s when Kyrylo’s teammate Danny Granger charged towards the clubgoers … only to be restrained by some of his friends.

Multiple bike cops peddled to the scene and diffused the situation … with Granger and Kyrylo calmly walking away without further incident.

FYI — the Pacers were in town for a playoff game against the Orlando Magic … and after the incident, a cop jokingly says to the camera guy if he would have known that Pacers were involved in the dust up he would have arrested the guys. Clearly, a Magic fan.

A rep for the Pacers tells TMZ … “Our players were provoked into a verbal confrontation and ended up walking away from the confrontation. To make something more out of this than what it was is ludicrous.”

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