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LeBron James Ejected Amid Fight

What Happened: The Los Angeles Lakers came to Detroit to play the Pistons Sunday night. Fans who came to see LeBron James would not be able to see him finish the game. With 9:18 left in the third quarter, James elbowed Isaiah Stewart, the Pistons center, after a Jerami Grant free throw.

Stewart, who was bleeding from the blow, tried to escape from teammates and chase James down, but was eventually stopped by security and teammates. At one point, Stewart looked to be calm and complying and then attempted to dash away from security to confront James again.

The altercation sparked memories of the famous Malice at the Palace in Detroit nearly 20 years ago in which Pistons’ Ben Wallace and Pacers’ Ron Artest fought which led to a full-out brawl that included fans.

Fans, however, can be thankful that Sunday night’s scuffle did not reach Malice at the

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LeBron James ejected after bloodying Stewart, Lakers beat Pistons

James was sent to the locker room after his left elbow and hand appeared to make contact with Stewart’s face

LeBron James was ejected early in the third quarter after drawing blood by hitting Isaiah Stewart in the face, leaving Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook to rally the Los Angeles Lakers to a 121-116 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

Davis had 30 points, 10 rebounds and two big blocked shots late on Pistons 20-year-old rookie Cade Cunningham. Westbrook contributed 26 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to become the youngest player in franchise history with a triple-double.

James was sent to the locker room after his left elbow and hand appeared to make contact with Stewart’s face when they were tangled up while boxing out for a rebound. Detroit’s

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LeBron James ejected after altercation with Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart leads to melee in Detroit

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Detroit second-year forward Isaiah Stewart were ejected following an altercation in which James struck Stewart in the face and Stewart lashed out.

The incident happened with 9:18 remaining left in the third quarter and the Pistons leading 78-66 in at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Detroit’s Jerami Grant had just made a free throw as James and Stewart jostled for position in case Grant missed the foul shot.

James swung his left forearm with force and struck Stewart in the face with his fist, causing significant bleeding near Stewart’s right eye. At first, James tried to calm the situation, but Stewart still took offense, setting of a wild scene that took several minutes to resolve.

“Upon the free throw, the initial contact deemed a loose ball foul by Isaiah Stewart and then a dead ball act by LeBron James, deemed a Flagrant Foul

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Kevin Durant ejected vs. Pistons after shoving Kelly Olynyk

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant was ejected from their 117-91 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night after he took a shot at Kelly Olynyk’s neck.

Durant, in the third quarter of the win at the Barclays Center, was following Pistons forward Saddiq Bey to the top of the key when Olynyk set a hard screen. 

Durant, in an effort to get through it, shoved Olynyk hard three times — including once to the neck — before Olynyk went sprawling to the floor.

Officials quickly called Durant for a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the game.

He finished the night with 23 points and five assists while shooting 10-of-13 from the field.

The ejection marks the second straight game where Durant either was or should have been ejected. Durant, officials admitted after Brooklyn’s 105-96 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, should have been ejected

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