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Thon Maker Swats Bobby Portis, Comes Away With Bloody Mouth [VIDEO]

February 11, 2019 - 9:14 pm

DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) -- Last week the Pistons traded for Thon Maker ahead of the NBA trade deadline, moving Stanley Johnson and his expiring contract.

Not many fans knew a ton about Maker, other than he has a pretty impressive perimeter game for a 7-foot-1 center.

Monday night fans learned a little more about him: he's tough and he plays hard.

Late in the first quarter of Monday's game against the Wizards, Maker made a monster block Bobby Portis at the rim. After being knocked to the ground, he popped back up and altered another shot, creating a fastbreak opportunity for Ish Smith.

Somewhere in that scrum, Maker took a shot to the mouth and lost at least one tooth, leaving us with what appears to be this bloody grin:

Maker reportedly received five stitches in his upper lip.

That's the kind of hard-nosed attitude that many Detroit fans take a liking to.