Pacers vs. Heat: Flagrant Fouls Heighten Tension in Chippy Playoff Series

May 22nd, 2012 by Sam Quinn Leave a reply »
It isn't hard to tell that the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat aren't too crazy about each other. It's been a rough series, physically and mentally, for both teams, and things just heated up even more in Game 5.

The Pacers haven't been backing down to the superior Heat, but they got walloped in their 115-83 loss. That wasn't the storyline after this one, though, as Game 5 saw three flagrant fouls.

The first occurred early in the second quarter when Tyler Hansbrough came down hard on what appeared to be the back of Dwyane Wade's head as Wade drove into the lane with his back to Hansbrough. LeBron James was clearly upset about what he considered a hard foul, and he jawed at the referee while Wade lay motionless on the ground for a few seconds before rising to his feet.

After some prodding from James, coach Erik Spoelstra and the Miami crowd, the refs congregated and rightfully called Hansbrough for a flagrant foul.

The Heat obviously didn't appreciate Hansbrough's hard foul, so Udonis Haslem took action. Not even a minute later, after Hansbrough received a pass near the elbow from Paul George and drove towards the hoop, Haslem cam ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.