Wednesday, May 23, 2012


  • The Miami Heat will be without forward Udonis Haslem and center Dexter Pittman for Thursdays Game 6 against the Indiana Pacers after the NBA suspended both players for separate flagrant fouls.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Dexter Pittman got off easy. The NBA suspended Miamis backup center for three games on Wednesday for his vicious elbow to the throat of Indiana guard Lance Stephenson in Tuesday nights Game 5 victory. The punishment is pretty much a joke.
  • (Austin American-Statesman)
  • Small bumps and scrapes in the first four games of the Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat second-round matchup, followed by rhetoric to corral officials, appeared to be harmless posturing to gain an advantage.
  • (Sporting News)
  • The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers had faced off for four games, getting more and more frustrated and annoyed with each other. In Game Five, that all boiled over into a rash of chippy confrontations and flagrant fouls.
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  • Andrew Nowacki and David Pittmans days as Edmonton Eskimos are now behind them.
  • (Calgary Herald)
  • Haslem was suspended by NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson for Thursdays Game 6 and Pittman was suspended for three games.
  • (ESPN)
  • The N.B.A. suspended Haslem one game and Pittman three games for flagrant fouls during Tuesday's 115-83 rout of the Pacers in Game 5.
  • (New York Times)
  • Udonis Haslem has been suspended one game and Dexter Pittman suspended for three games by the league for fouls in the Heat's Game 5 win. Haslem will sit out the key Game 6 in Indiana Thursday.
  • (NBC Sports)

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