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The Detroit Pistons won their third straight game Monday, downing the Sacramento Kings, 103-97. They had to weather a Kings’ rally in the second half, though, without the services of backup power forward Charlie Villanueva. Villanueva, who has played his way back into the Pistons’ regular rotation, was hit with a Flagrant-2 foul and ejected after delivering a hard foul on Sacramento’s Isaiah Thomas. As Thomas drove the lane, Villanueva caught him high with an elbow. Thomas reacted immediately, jumping into Villanueva’s face — the Kings’ guard had to be restrained by teammates as Villanueva backed away, perhaps hoping to avoid making the situation any worse. Judge for yourself on the video below. Did Charlie V. deserve his ejection?
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Charlie Villanueva fouled a driving Isaiah Thomas hard and sent Thomas sprawling to the floor. The foul let to some brief shoving and Villanueva's ejection, but no one was hurt. The foul is not likely to lead to a suspension for Villanueva which is good news for the Detroit Pistons. Watch the video and you be the judge if he should have been ejected. Villanueva provides...
Isaiah Thomas on if being airborne on the play made it worse:
“No it was just the fact that it was a dirty play and he’s a dirty player,” Thomas said. “It is what it is. He got kicked out of the game so it wasn’t nothing big. A lot of guys do stuff like that knowing you can’t really fight in this league so it’s all right.”
On if he tried to throw a punch as it looked...
The Detroit Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 103-97 yesterday. Long time veteran Charlie Villanueva was tossed from the game after a flagrant foul on Isaiah Thomas. If you ask me it looked like a normal foul other than the fact that Thomas went to the ground and got back up like he wanted to fight. Villanueva looked to be going after the ball and only made contact to Thomas...
STAYING IN SACTOWN
A recent suspension fueled speculation that the Kings would consider trading DeMarcus Cousins, but the team's GM says that won't happen.
The sad part about this whole clip? This might have been the most effort Charlie Villanueva has ever produced during his stint with the Pistons. This is the same guy who had the nerve to call out Garnett to the public about his trash talking. At least Garnett doesn't commit flagrant twos by decking a little guy to the floor. No attempt at the ball or anything.
On a side...
DETROIT -- DeMarcus Cousins is a very talented NBA player. That doesn't mean the Pistons should try to get him.
Cousins was chosen by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, two slots ahead of Greg Monroe. Because the two play the same position and the Pistons were interested in Cousins back then, people often link the two players.
Charlie Villanueva is ejected late in the second quarter after an elbow to Kings point guard, Isaiah Thomas:
Brandon Knight had 20 points while Greg Monroe’s double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds helped sink the Sacramento Kings 103-97 sending the Pistons to their third straight victory.
Pistons guard Will Bynum was hot off the bench once again scoring 15 points while Austin Daye added 13 including a three pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth to seal the win.
In what looked...
Greg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held off the Sacramento Kings 103-97 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Sacramento cut a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to one, and Detroit led 100-97 when Austin Daye made a 3-pointer with the shot clock running down with 11.5 seconds left.
Detroit has won five of six, in...
Kurt Helin had a good update on the ongoing DaMarcus Cousins situation over at NBC Sports. A few interesting things from the article; first, that Kings GM Geoff Petrie flat out said that Cousins was not on the trading block.
You can put that one to rest. He’s not going anywhere. You can lay that to rest. Some of that stuff lives in its own reality.
While this is what a lot of...
The Celtics need a big man. But so do a bunch of other teams, so acquiring one could be problematic.
Enter DeMarcus Cousins.
The beleaguered Kings forward has been ticking people off recently, but his talent level is undeniable. And according to Kentucky Sports Radio, the Celtics are one of the teams looking to acquire Cousins.
The C’s, Mavericks, Magic and Bobcats are reportedly...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Austin Daye endured a miserable shooting slump throughout last season and a 21-game benching this season. Given a chance to play regularly again, Daye has looked like a different player. Daye had a season-high 13 points, including a clinching 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds remaining, as the Detroit Pistons won their third straight game 103-97 over the Sacramento...
In the grand "That NBA Lottery Pick" highlight vault, let's mark this clip from Wednesday night's Cleveland Cavaliers/Sacramento Kings game as a "right place, right time" moment.Nearing the three minute mark of the fourth quarter, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins came up with a steal of Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and appeared to have an easy lay-up.That...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Charlotte Bobcats have been struggling this season. Charlotte Bobcats
The team recently snapped an 18-game losing streak that lasted nearly more than a month. The Bobcats management have reportedly targeted a big man that they would like to acquire in a trade.
The Bobcats are the latest team to...
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings are each anxiously awaiting the return of a key player. Sacramento has done a better job of weathering the storm in the meantime.
Cleveland, which has lost eight of 10, hopes a Wednesday night home game against Sacramento - one of the NBA's worst road teams - will help stop its latest slide.
The Cavaliers own the league's second...