Things are getting chippy in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Miami Heat reserve big man Chris Andersen lowered his shoulder to knock down Indiana Pacers' reserve big man Tyler Hansbrough, and then a little scuffle ensued.
Andersen was assessed a flagrant-1 foul, although it looked like he did enough on the play to get a flagrant-2 and an ejection from the game. However, the refs reviewed it and allowed Andersen to stay in the game. Shortly after the flagrant foul, the Birdman swooped in to swat a shot on Hansbrough and let out a scream to celebrate.
Nazr Mohammed can't agree with this lack of an ejection.
Following the game, Hansbrough wouldn't call Anderson's play a cheap shot, but only said it "wasn't a basketball play."
"I haven't seen the replay so I can't judge right now," Hansbrough said. "To me, I was just caught off-guard and the next thing you know I'm on the floor."
Did anything happen that might've agitated Birdman to do that?
"I don't know why he did it," Hansbrough said. "It's basketball; sometimes, things like that happen.
Unlike Mohammed's play where he shoved LeBron and was ejected, Hansbrough didn't fall down. Should he have?
"I don't flop," he said. "I'll never flop."
(H/T - The Point Forward)