The Detroit Pistons took one on the chin today at home, losing 98-97 to the Los Angeles Lakers. This game saw a nice matchup of former Kentucky players – Brandon Knight for the Piston and Jodie Meeks for the Lakers. Knight finished with 10 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. Meeks chipped in 5 points, incuding one (of course) three ball.
However, the most intriguing parts of the game involved Knight. See below.
Watch Brandon throw it down HARD on Pau Gasol. Also, note Drummond’s deft dribbling and passing. Not bad, big fella. The flush was the best part though.
Ah, yes. Metta World Peace – another in the long list of bad guys who change their name to avoid the authorities. Metta deals Knight a sneaky cheap uppercut and land himself a flagrant foul. Even Ray Lewis agrees that Ron Artest is a bad human being.
UPDATED WITH QUOTES: Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.
“The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch,” Knight said. “It felt like he threw a punch. That’s why I reacted the way I did.
“The play was over and he grabbed me around the neck. If someone grabs you around the neck, you’re not just going to let that happen. You do what you need to get that person off you.”
From Ron Ron (who seems really clueless).
“He’s a small guy. He was trying his hardest to keep me off him. He worked hard, man,” World Peace said. “That kid, I don’t know where he’s from, I don’t know what school he went to, because he was guarding me and I was crashing the boards. He’s a tough kid, man. He tried to keep me off the glass and he did a good job. That’s all I can say. He’s a tough kid, very great. He’s a tough point guard or shooting guard or whatever he is.”