Heat's Chris Andersen Suspended For Game 6

Miami Heat's center Chris Andersen was widely criticized for his shove on Tyler Hansbrough. In addition, the referees were also under scrutiny for failing to eject Anderson. At the time, it was ruled a flagrant one, but was later upgraded to a flagrant two, which should have meant dismissal for the game. To compensate for the bad call, the NBA has suspended Chris Andersen for Game 6 against the Indiana Pacers, as reported by Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

Pacer's coach Frank Vogel refused to say anything of worth to the media when questioned about the play.
In a news release the NBA said Andersen "knocked ... Hansbrough to the floor, escalated the altercation by shoving Hansbrough, and resisted efforts to bring the altercation to an end."
Hansbrough, who did not do anything to retaliate, had received a technical foul. The NBA has since taken that away.

Anderson's suspension means that he will lose a day's worth of pay. In addition, his team will miss his great post-season play. He's played extremely efficiently throughout the playoffs thus far, averaging 7.1 points per game on 86.0% shooting. With the lack of big man dominance for the Heat combined with Anderson's excellent play, his suspension is a big blow that the team will have to overcome.

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