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LeBron James is suspended for one game while Pistons Isaiah Stewart will miss two after center was elbowed in the face sparking 20-man on-court brawl. By Associated Press. Published: 23:23 GMT, 22 November 2021 | Updated: 00:06 GMT, 23 November 2021. One fan argued that James should get a suspensions of at least 20 games for what he saw as a deliberate punch to Stewart . Naturally, many fans have decided that James 's elbow to Stewart 's face was, indeed, intentional. Fans and pundits did not hesitate to call for James 's suspension , which would be his first since his senior year

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Discipline from the Lakers-Pistons melee has come down.

The NBA suspended star Lakers forward LeBron James for one game for "recklessly hitting" Pistons center Isaiah Stewart on Sunday night that left his face bloodied and required eight stitches. Stewart will be suspended two games for "escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing" James in an unsportsmanlike manner.

The NBA announced the suspensions Monday afternoon.

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Stewart will serve his suspensions Tuesday and Wednesday, James will serve his on Tuesday.

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Punishments have been released by the NBA following LeBron James ' intentional elbowing of Isaiah Stewart last Sunday in the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Detoit. James was punished with a one - game suspension for the assault, while Stewart will miss the next two games for losing control with a bloodshot eye and attempting to hit the "King" sparking a pitched battle at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. More details in a few moments

LeBron James was ejected from the Los Angeles Lakers -Detroit Pistons game after drawing blood on Isaiah Stewart ’s face when they fought for a rebound on Sunday night. James ’ left elbow and hand appeared to make contact with Stewart above the neck, sending the Detroit center into a rage. Stewart , who was called for a foul before James made contact, was also ejected from the game early in the third quarter after being assessed two technical fouls for his role in the fray.

The play happened with 9:18 left to play in the third quarter off of a free throw attempt, with both James and Stewart boxing each other out for positioning as Pistons forward Jerami Grant sank a free throw. James whipped his left forearm away from his body and his closed fist caught Stewart on the right side of his face, opening a gash above his right eye.

Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart, far left, goes after struck Stewart in the face during the third quarter of Sunday night's game. © Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart, far left, goes after struck Stewart in the face during the third quarter of Sunday night's game.

James appeared to be remorseful in the moments right after the elbow and extended his arm out to Stewart, who was knocked down by the blow. After Stewart got up, he confronted James, leading to multiple players, coaches, support staff and officials getting in the way to separate the two.

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"Some speculated James would get one or two games , but a few backed off that notion when reminded the Lakers next play the Knicks in New York on Tuesday," wrote Pincus. It's also unknown if Stewart will be suspended for his role in the incident. As a point of reference, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was suspended one game for shoving Heat forward Markieff Morris in the back earlier this season. Morris, meanwhile, was fined ,000. As noted by Brad Botkin of CBS Sports, Sunday's altercation resembles a similar incident from the 2015 playoffs when J.R. Smith received a two - game

Stewart was suspended two games . LeBron James has been suspended for the Lakers ’ game at the Knicks on Tuesday for elbowing the Pistons ’ Isaiah Stewart in the face on Sunday. James , 36, was ejected after elbowing Stewart in the face while battling for a rebound on a free throw during the Los Angeles’ win in Detroit. It left Stewart , who needed to be restrained multiple times, angered and with blood streaming down his face. The 20-year-old rushed toward James at one point.

Stewart, at times, had to be restrained by up to five and six people and often broke free from them to charge toward James. Stewart eventually bowled over some support staff, knocking them down to the court. Coach Dwane Casey and rookie Cade Cunningham were among the Pistons who stepped in to restrain Stewart, who had blood streaming down his cheeks.

James drew a flagrant foul 2 for the elbow, which resulted in an automatic ejection from the game. It marked only the second time in his 19 seasons that James had been ejected from a game. Stewart drew multiple technical fouls after it took almost two minutes to get him off of the court. Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook was also issued a technical foul.

Referee Scott Foster explained that James' foul was due to "unnecessary and excessive contact above the shoulder," while Stewrat's technicals were for "multiple unsportsmanlike acts" after the play occurred.

LeBron James says altercation with Pistons did not warrant suspension, was 'definitely accidental'

  LeBron James says altercation with Pistons did not warrant suspension, was 'definitely accidental' LeBron James says he hates to see what took place after the altercation with Isaiah Stewart. However, James believes his suspension was unnecessary.James and Pistons big Isaiah Stewart were both ejected in the third quarter, marking only the second time James was ejected in his 19-season career. Announced Monday by the league, James was suspended for one game for "recklessly hitting" while the bloodied Stewart was suspended for two games for "escalating an on-court altercation" with unsportsmanlike conduct. James served his suspension against the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

LeBron James swung at Pistons center Isaiah Stewart and connected in the eye and things escalated from there. Stewart , whose eye was bloodied in the incident, lost his temper. The Pistons had to hold him back on several occasions as he attempted to move back toward James or other Lakers . Both sides needed to be separated from the scrum. Stewart was ejected from the game for committing two technical fouls, but his temper had not calmed down even as he was exiting the floor.

The Lakers battled back from a 17-point deficit to beat Detroit, 121-116.

“His eye got cracked all the way open,” Casey said of Stewart after the game. “He was upset for a reason. I don’t think that James is a dirty player but it got (the Lakers) going, instead of continuing the momentum that we had.”

The Lakers will face the New York Knicks Tuesday night, while the Pistons will face two of the toughest teams in the Eastern Conference in the Miami Heat (Tuesday) and Milwaukee Bucks (Wednesday).

The next time these the Lakers and Pistons face off will be in less than a week, on Nov. 28 in Los Angeles.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Lakers-Pistons melee: LeBron James suspended one game for elbow; Isaiah Stewart two games for lashing out

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