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Pistons’ Villanueva ejected for hard foul on Kings’ Thomas (VIDEO)

Jan 1, 2013, 9:59 PM EST

As fouls you get ejected for go, that is on the soft end of the scale.

Just before halftime the Kings’ Isaiah Thomas drove the lane and the Piston’s Charlie Villanueva rotated over to stop him and did so with a hard foul that sent Thomas sprawling on the ground. Thomas came up angry and looking ready to fight but is stopped before anything happens.

Villanueva was ejected for a flagrant two foul. Like I said, to me that’s on the border — if this were the playoffs would that lead to an ejection? Tt’s not as bad as Dwight Howard hitting someone in the face but if you want to call that a flagrant two and send him to the showers at least Villanueva should not get a huge fine. Thomas was assessed no penalty for his reaction.

  1. jimbroney - Jan 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    I was dying for an update of any kind from the pistons kings game…thanks Kurt

    • saint1997 - Jan 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      geez he can’t please anyone. Half the people whinge about no coverage for small market teams and the other half are like you and say nobody cares!!

  2. davidly - Jan 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Thomas popping back up ready to fight is what led to the flagrant two, not the foul itself. You could tell from the other Kings’ players reactions that even they knew the he was overreacting. Based on that, I’m gonna dub this a flagrant2flop-pop&charge and issue Thomas a warning.

    • borderline1988 - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Agreed.
      That was barely a flagrant 1.

      Thomas should probably be fined for that – he completely lost his cool and likely would have started an all-out brawl had he not been restrained by his teammates.

  3. takingbovadasmoney - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    C’mon, leave Charlie alone. It was clearly a reaction to his chemo therapy.

    • dko83 - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:31 AM

      First of all.. not cool at all. Second, didn’t warrant an ejection, just a flagrant.

    • money2long - Jan 2, 2013 at 3:02 AM

      crickets to your cancer joke, sir

    • 24thesho - Jan 2, 2013 at 4:17 AM

      Wow! You are a real jerk! Aren’t you? A total a-hole for posting that comment.

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