McDyess received a flagrant-2 foul after he unexpectedly
clotheslined Varejao under the basket and was ejected. On Friday,
league spokesman Tim Frank said McDyess will not face any more
That's good news for the Pistons, who trail the Cavs 3-2 in the Eastern
Conference finals going into Saturday's Game 6 at Quicken Loans
Arena. One of Detroit's top reserves, McDyess played just four
minutes in the Pistons' 109-107 double-overtime loss.
McDyess' hard foul on Varejao drew a passionate response from
Cleveland's LeBron James, who jumped over his fallen teammate and
tried to confront McDyess as the referees and other players tried
to keep order.
James was given a technical foul for charging after McDyess.
McDyess' ejection forced Pistons coach Flip Saunders to alter
his rotations and he had to play Jason Maxiell and Dale Davis more
than usual. James was able to exploit Maxiell, twice driving around
the second-year forward for dunks down the stretch on his way to a
career playoff-high 48 points.