Heat forwards Udonis Haslem and Dexter Pittman suspended
The NBA suspended Miami Heat forwards Udonis Haslem for one game and Dexter Pittman for three games stemming from flagrant fouls charged to both players during Tuesday’s Game 5 Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup with the Indiana Pacers.
Both players will sit out Game 6 in Indianapolis on Thursday and were initially accessed a flagrant-1 fouls. Haslem fouled Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough in the second quarter and Pittman fouled Lance Stephenson late in Game 5 after the contest was well in hand. Miami won the game 115-83 and lead the series three games to two.
“I felt like I got hit in the face,” Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough said of the foul after the game. “Should it have been the stiffer flagrant-2? “That’s for you guys to decide.”