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Udonis Haslem, Dexter Pittman and Tyler Hansbrough received their reprimands for flagrant fouls in Game 5 of the Heat-Pacers conference semifinal. Haslem (one game) and Pittman (three games) will serve suspensions, while Hansbrough will get only an upgrade to a flagrant 2. Did the NBA get each punishment right?


Fair punishment?

Udonis Haslem missing Game 6 will hit the Heat hard, as they are without Chris Bosh (injury) and Dexter Pittman (suspension).

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What do you make of the one-game suspension Udonis Haslem received for his flagrant foul in Game 5 of the Heat-Pacers series?

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Did the NBA get it right?

Of the three players who were called for flagrant fouls in Game 5, Tyler Hansbrough was the only one not to receive a suspension.

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What's your take on the NBA upgrading Tyler Hansbrough's flagrant 1 foul to a flagrant 2, but not suspending him?

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Fans' take on the Heat-Pacers punishments:

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The Pacers have been giving the Heat a lot of trouble in their series, but if last night's 115-83 Heat win is any indication, Miami is fully prepared to bring the hammer down. The teams traded three flagrant fouls, with Dexter Pittman roughing up Lance Stephenson, Tyler Hansbrough going after Dwyane Wade, and Udonis Haslem retaliating against Hansbrough when the latter went in for a layup. Larry Bird thought his upstart Pacers were soft in this game, but was it just a fluke?


A soft team?

"I can't believe my team went soft. S-O-F-T. I'm disappointed. I never thought it would happen. That's all I have to say." -- Larry Bird

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Do you agree with Larry Bird that the Pacers were soft in their Game 5 loss to the Heat?

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Harsher penalties?

Tyler Hansbrough and Udonis Haslem were both called out for their physical play.

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Should either Tyler Hansbrough or Udonis Haslem have been charged with a Flagrant 2 foul for their actions in Game 5?

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Crucial injury?

Both David West and Danny Granger suffered sprains in Game 5. West thought his injury was due to a cheap shot, although replays were somewhat less than conclusive.

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Who would the Pacers miss more if both were less than 100 percent in Game 6?

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Game 6 winner?

After such a decisive loss in Game 5, the Pacers will have to come out with a different approach in Game 6.

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What will happen in Game 6 of the Heat-Pacers Eastern Conference semifinal?

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