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.”