The NBA has announced that Pistons center Isaiah Stewart has been suspended two games and Lakers forward LeBron James one game for an altercation Sunday night.
James hit Stewart in the face when boxing him out for a rebound that left him bloodied. As a result, Stewart had to be restrained by several teammates and he made multiple attempts to bullrush his way through people to confront James. Stewart was assessed two technical fouls while James was given a flagrant 2. Both were ejected.
The Lakers and Pistons had to be separated multiple times after this play between LeBron and Isaiah Stewart. pic.twitter.com/im0o7fXeoI
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Stewart’s suspension was attributed to his “escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively” pursuing James. The Lakers star was suspended just one game for “recklessly hitting Stewart in the face and and initiating an on-court altercation.” Both players will serve their suspensions without pay.