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Video: Dwyane Wade flagrant fouls Darren Collison

By Royce Young | NBA writer
Update 12:37 p.m. Wednesday: The NBA through a spokesman confirmed that Wade's flagrant foul has been reviewed and will not be upgraded to a Flagrant 2, nor will they be any further punishment for the hit.

Just to review, had a Pacer on the bench stood up and walked on the court without doing anything, they would be automatically suspended. Dwyane Wade will face no further punishment for this action. Because that makes sense. -Matt Moore

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With the Pacers in charge early in the fourth quarter and Dwyane Wade struggling, the Miami superstar appeared to take some of that frustration out on guard Darren Collison.

Wade was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul for the play, leading to two free throws for Collison and the ball for the Pacers. You could probably make a strong case for that to be a Flagrant 2 foul, though. A Flagrant 1 is just unnecessary contact. A Flagrant 2 is unnecessary and excessive contact. Which is what that appeared to be.

There isn't a whole lot of difference between Wade's foul and what Jason Smith did to Blake Griffin.

We'll see if the league reviews that play and maybe has something to say about it after the fact. It could very well be upgraded to a Flagrant 2, which doesn't mean a suspension but is obviously more severe.
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