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James ejected after bloodying former Husky Stewart's face

LeBron James was ejected early in the third quarter after drawing blood by hitting Isaiah Stewart in the face.
Credit: AP
Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) is held back after a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — LeBron James was ejected from the Los Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistons game after drawing blood on Isaiah Stewart’s face when they were tangled up while boxing out for a rebound on Sunday night. 

James’s left elbow and hand appeared to make contact with the former Husky above the neck, sending him into a bloody rage. 

Detroit’s center had to be held back more than once, keeping him separated from the NBA superstar. 

Stewart was also ejected from the game early in the third quarter. 

Lakers guard Russell Westbrook was assessed a technical the officials reviewed the play and the fallout from it. 

LeBron's ejection left Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook to rally the Lakers to a 121-116 victory over the Pistons. 

Davis had 30 points, 10 rebounds and two big blocked shots late on Pistons 20-year-old rookie Cade Cunningham. 

Westbrook contributed 26 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. 

Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to become the youngest player in franchise history with a triple-double.