FanDuel - WFBC

May 23, 2012

Heat, Pacers Exchange Flagrant Fouls: With 20 seconds remaining and the Miami Heat up by 37, Dexter Pittman tried to behead the Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson with an elbow to the neck. The flagrant foul, which Pittman followed with a wink captured by the broadcast, was the third of the game.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:19 PM - 12 comments

That was a really gutless game, especially given the fact that Pittman's total contribution in the playoffs to date totaled 6 minutes. It was clearly a hired goon sent out to finish a job.

Haslem missing a game is really going to hurt the Heat, I think. They don't really have anyone to put contribute offensively in the post.

posted by dfleming at 06:11 AM on May 24

How on earth did they not call that a Flagrant Two foul?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:36 AM on May 24

They didn't call a flagrant two on Haslem because it was to "even out" Hansbrough's flagrant one on Wade, which the arena and Heat bench thought should be a flagrant two.

The Pittman foul, I have no idea.

posted by jmd82 at 08:48 AM on May 24

Pittman shouldn't play again this season. I wonder if the NBA will investigate whether he was sent in the game to do that.

posted by rcade at 10:18 AM on May 24

They didn't call a flagrant two on Haslem because it was to "even out" Hansbrough's flagrant one on Wade, which the arena and Heat bench thought should be a flagrant two.

That one should have been a flagrant two as well.

posted by bperk at 11:14 AM on May 24

I wonder if the NBA will investigate whether he was sent in the game to do that.

I doubt he was. They already got Hansborough back for his hard foul and they were up 30 something so I don't know that the team would have much anger left in the tank. No, I think this was just Pittman trying to be a tough guy in his limited time on the court.

posted by tron7 at 11:48 AM on May 24

That one should have been a flagrant two as well.

I completely agree, but I also think it was knee-jerk "oh crap, we need to even out the calls" thing.

posted by jmd82 at 01:17 PM on May 24

Suspensions for Haslem (1 game) and Pittman (3) but none for Hansbrough.

posted by rcade at 03:21 PM on May 24

Hansborough's foul was upgarded to a flagrant 2 but no suspension. Seems about right for everyone. Pittman could have gotten more I guess.

posted by tron7 at 03:32 PM on May 24

Dwyane Wade should get a flagrant 2 for his pants.

posted by bperk at 10:15 AM on May 25

Those pants warrant indefinite suspension or even possibly a lifetime ban.

posted by Atheist at 12:51 PM on May 25

Those pants are pretty cool. Like most men, Wade looks great in pink.

posted by Hugh Janus at 01:09 PM on May 25

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