McDyess was ejected in the first quarter of Game Five Thursday night when he was charged for a hard foul against the Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao. Game officials huddled after the play and whistled McDyess for a Flagrant 2 foul, which leads to an automatic ejection.
The Detroit Free Press reported McDyess appeared to clothesline Varejao as he attempted to make a basket underneath the hoop with 28 seconds left in the quarter.
NBA Vice President of Operations Stu Jackson said, "After a lengthy review, the play did not warrant a suspension."
McDyess harshly criticized referee Bennett Salvatore before leaving but no additional punishment was assessed.