Detroit Pistons' Isaiah Stewart Charged With Allegedly Sucker Punching Phoenix Suns' Center

February 15, 2024, 7:11 PM

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Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart was charged with allegedly sucker punching Phoenix Suns center Drew Eubanks before a game in Phoenix Wednesday, the Arizona Republic reports.

“Just walking in and words were said and got sucker punched and security stepped in and that was it,” Eubanks said before the game, according to the Phoenix publication. 

Stewart, 22, was arrested, issued a citation and released, according to a Phoenix Police Department news release. The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Footprint Center arena in Phoenix. 

Pistons coach Monty Williams talked to Stewart, and says he takes issue with the Suns using the word "unprovoked" in their statement, the Arizona Republic reports.

"I think that is irresponsible for them to do that when you really don’t know because two sides are giving their story," said Williams, who coached four seasons in Phoenix. "I think until you find out everything, you can’t make those statements. I heard about that and I just thought that did not need to happen. I think there is a time for information to be gathered and then you can make a statement. For me, it’s let’s get all the information. The league will do its due diligence and it’ll come up with something. It’s just one of those situations that we just have to wait and see.”

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