Los Angeles Lakers heart Anthony Davis got here to the protection of LeBron James after the celebrity was ejected from Sunday’s sport towards the Detroit Pistons when he threw an elbow at Isaiah Stewart and caught him within the nostril and sparked a brouhaha.

The incident occurred within the third quarter on a foul shot. James and Stewart had been making an attempt to field one another out when James linked his elbow with Stewart’s eye. Stewart charged at James and the Lakers gamers a number of occasions earlier than he was lastly corralled.

Davis tried to dispel the notion that James was a grimy participant and made clear there was no one on the group that was going to simply accept what Stewart was doing.

Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers leaves the court after the game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on Nov. 21, 2021, in Detroit, Michigan.

Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers leaves the court docket after the sport towards the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on Nov. 21, 2021, in Detroit, Michigan.
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“Everyone in the league knows that [James] isn’t a dirty guy. As soon as he did it, he looked back and told him, ‘My bad. I didn’t try to do it,'” Davis mentioned. “I don’t know what [Stewart] was trying to do. Nobody on our team, 1-15, was having it.”

LAKERS’ LEBRON JAMES, PISTONS’ ISAIAH STEWART EJECTED FOLLOWING FIGHT

Pistons coach Dwane Casey mentioned Stewart felt like he had been given an affordable shot.

“I don’t think James is a dirty player, but Stew cut his eye. He felt like he had been cheap-shotted across the brow. I’m not even sure he knew who hit him,” Casey mentioned through The Athletic.

Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons is restrained after receiving a blow to the face by LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter of the game at Little Caesars Arena on Nov. 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.

Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons is restrained after receiving a blow to the face by LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the third quarter of the sport at Little Caesars Arena on Nov. 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
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After the ejection, Los Angeles turned on the jets within the fourth quarter. Los Angeles outscored Detroit 37-17 within the fourth and received the sport 121-116.

Davis completed with 30 factors, 10 rebounds, six assists, 5 blocks and 4 steals. Russell Westbrook completed with 26 factors, 9 rebounds and 10 assists.

Los Angeles bought again to 9-9 with the win whereas the Pistons fell to 4-12.

James and Stewart could possibly be going through suspensions for his or her roles within the incident.