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NBA refs can use instant replay to review fights, some flagrant fouls

9/5/2007 - NBA

NEW YORK -- NBA referees will be able to use instant replay
to review altercations and some flagrant fouls starting this
season.

The NBA Board of Governors voted last week to approve the
changes recommended by the league's Competition Committee.

Officials will be allowed to use replay on the more severe type
of flagrant foul, known as the penalty 2. Because a flagrant-2
results in an ejection, the committee ruled that reviewing such
infractions was appropriate.

Referees also will be able to use replay after an altercation to
ensure that no punches or other unsportsmanlike actions are missed
in determining penalties.