Yesterday, while playing against the Hawks, Charlie Villanueva broke his nose in a scrum for a rebound. He sat on the floor gushing blood for a while before heading over to the bench during a timeout to get mended by the training staff. They just couldn’t get the nose to stop dripping, however, and Charlie had to go shoot some free throws.
What is a doctor to do in such a situation?
Just stuff a giant wad of paper up the dude’s nose, apparently. Unfazed, Charlie walked up to the line and drilled two big free throws to extend the Pistons lead to six with just 9:30 to play. Jason Maxiell checked in for Chuck V, who didn’t return, but these free throws, which came in the middle of a 10-0 run for Detroit, helped spark the victory over Atlanta (who has, oh by the way, now lost three of it’s last four games after starting the season 11-2).
And for this we commend you, Mr. Villanueva. It’s a good look, in more ways than one.
via NBA Offseason Blog (Photo by Allen Einstein/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)