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Miami’s Chris Andersen Suspended for Game 6

The Miami Heat will be without Chris Andersen for Game 6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. The NBA announced late Friday that Andersen's foul on Tyler Hansbrough away from the ball has been upgraded to a flagrant-2 foul and he's suspended one game without pay. The altercation occurred with 9:02 remaining in the second quarter. As the ball was already pushed up the court, Andersen first lowered his sho ...

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Coach Vogel meets with the media ahead of Game 6

The Pacers trail the Miami Heat 3-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. Before the team boarded their charter back to Indianapolis, Pacers coach Frank Vogel met with the media Friday afternoon in the lobby of the team hotel. His comments ahead of Game 6 on Saturday are below: On last night's 99-92 loss: "We can play better. I know we can play better. You have to tip your hat. LeBron posed his wi ...

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Chris Andersen receives flagrant-1 foul for hit on Hansbrough – but is that enough?

Chris Andersen has some explaining to do. He was fortunate not to be ejected. The NBA will spend Friday reviewing video of an incident involving Miami's Chris "Birdman" Andersen and Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5 to decide if further action is necessary. This came on the same day that the league fined three players for flopping in Game 4 and upgraded a foul by David West to a flagrant-1. The altercati ...

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Howard makes his presence felt

Of all the players who could have contributed to Miami's second-half turnaround against the Pacers Thursday night, just about the least likely would have been Juwan Howard. Juwan Howard? He was born in 1973, during the Nixon administration. He's an even older 40 years old than Jason Kidd. He was drafted into the NBA in 1994, after experiencing Fab Fivedom at Michigan. He's played for eight different NBA tea ...

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Lance Stephenson, David West, LeBron James fined for Game 4 flops

The NBA has fined Lance Stephenson, David West and LeBron James $5,000 each for violating the league's anti-flopping rules. Stephenson's moment came with seconds remaining in the first quarter. He had just made a floater over Miami's Ray Allen. As he turned to run down the floor, he reacted - with his arms flailing backwards - as if Allen's right elbow caught him in the jaw. The second instance occurred lat ...

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