Charlie Villanueva was spared from suspension by the NBA but his pockets will be a little lighter.

The Pistons forward was fined $25,000 by the NBA after his flagrant 2 foul on Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas late in the second quarter of Tuesday night's 103-97 win. He led with his forearm as Thomas was in midair, leading to an ejection after review

All flagrant fouls are subject to review from the NBA. Villanueva wasn't available after the game for comment.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130102/SPORTS0102/301020407#ixzz2GvDlWXEr