Flagrant two? Make it a three. - Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Charlie Villanueva was fined $25,000 for his flagrant two foul on Isaiah Thomas on Tuesday night. Thomas called it a dirty play by a dirty player, to which Villanueva responded by defending himself and making fun of Thomas' stature.
On Thursday, Villanueva responded to the call and Thomas' claim [quote via Detroit News]:
"Dirty player? Not at all," said Villanueva. "It was an open lane, I tried to block it. He's four-foot-11, 100 pounds soaking wet, so it looks bad." [...]
"He came after me. I learned my lesson after the last time (laughs), I wasn't gonna do anything," Villanueva said. "I'm not trying to hurt anybody out there."[...]"He said what he had to say, it's over and done with," Villanueva said. "I expected just a regular foul. I got kicked out. I think it was a little too harsh and now I'm going to go through the (appeals) process. He's a little dude, so it looks worse than what it is."