Pistons' Villanueva, Cavs' Hollins ejected
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)
Detroit's Charlie Villanueva and Cleveland's Ryan Hollins have been ejected with 5:47 remaining in the fourth quarter Monday night after a brief skirmish.
Villanueva appeared to be setting a pick when he became entangled with Hollins. They wrapped each other up and appeared to push each other in the face before being separated.
Both were ejected, and Hollins stayed on the court until Villanueva - who had to be restrained as he headed off - finally left down the tunnel. Later, Villanueva came out of the Pistons locker room and sprinted toward Cleveland's locker room, but was stopped by police on a loading dock.
The crowd had started chanting ''Charlie'' before the players left the court.