Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy met with rookie Stanley Johnson after Johnson said he was in LeBron James's head after Detroit’s 107–90 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Nick Freidell.
“I had a talk with Stan today, and so I’ll leave it at that,” Van Gundy told reporters on Thursday. “I told him what I thought about his comments and everything. That’s a discussion that we had today.”
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James finished 6-of-6 with Johnson as his primary defender and 27 total points for the night. Johnson scored nine points in 21 minutes of play. Van Gundy admitted to cringing when seeing Johnson’s comments, but said their discussion about the issue was not an “anger session.”
The Cavaliers lead the series 2–0. Game 3 is Friday in Detroit.