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#1 JGuez

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 06:34 PM

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – The Miami Heat won’t be able to lean on Chris “Birdman” Andersen in their quest to finish off the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The backup big man was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA this evening for a Flagrant-1 foul on Pacers’ forward Tyler Hansbrough that was upgraded to a Flagrant-2 foul, a penalty announced by NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson.

Losing Andersen is a blow for a Heat team that has struggled to find consistent help for LeBron James in this series. Andersen is a perfect 15-for-15 shooting in five games against the Pacers, averaging 7.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in just 18.4 minutes. His energy and effort on both ends of the floor have been critical to the Heat’s cause.

Things went overboard, though, Thursday night in Game 5. Anderson was shoved from behind by Indiana’s Paul George, while chasing a rebound, and instead of checking to see who delivered the blow he went after Hansbrough, knocking him off of his feet as the two ran upcourt after the play.

Hansbrough and Anderson went chest to chest immediately after Hansbrough got back to his feet. Andersen followed that contact with  a shove to the chest and then had to be restrained by official Marc Davis, who Andersen was quick to shove aside as he continued barking at Hansbrough.

The video of the sequence went viral immediately. And even though there was no suspension, we all knew what was coming. The Heat’s paper-thin depth up front will be tested Saturday night. The Pacers will attack with Roy Hibbert and David West, as they should.

No offense to the Birdman or his legion of followers, but the Heat aren’t going to win or lose Game 6 based on Andersen’s contributions — not if Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade continue to struggle the way they have against the Pacers.

The Heat need a better all around effort from the entire supporting cast, and the usual spectacular work from James, if they have any chance of snatching another game on the road in this series. If the series does go to a seventh game, Andersen will back for that tilt Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

But he’ll sit for Game 6, as he should, for allowing his emotions to get the best of him in what has turned out to be an unbelievably tense series for both sides.

http://hangtime.blog...ded-for-game-6/

 

Should have been ejected from the game, IMO.....



#2 Majesty

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 08:22 PM

lol alright.   So the NBA punishes the ones that don't really matter


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Posted May 31, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Should've been kicked out during the game.

 

Can't believe he got away with that.

 

By the way Chris Andersen has mattered, he's done pretty well for them.



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Posted May 31, 2013 - 09:45 PM

thats because the heat get special treatment from the nba. ^


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#5 Majesty

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Should've been kicked out during the game.

 

Can't believe he got away with that.

 

By the way Chris Andersen has mattered, he's done pretty well for them.


True he has been a momentum guy at certain points and 100% shooting isn't anything to scoff at when David West is missing layups left and right.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 12:37 AM

Ive always hated Anderson. The guy is a straight punk and looks like a retard. 



#7 TKainZero

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 02:21 AM

Chris Anderson is a solid player
Just the whole federal investigation for child porn scared away some team

Lakers should have signed him... But whatever... Not like this season had a chance anyway...

I also like how he was suspended from the nba for 2 years for an offense so bad, they couldn't even say

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 02:22 AM

it [expletive]ing bums me out Wade got away from his cheap shot against Stephenson. 



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 06:56 AM

yea, couldn't believe he didnt' get booted either...was watching at a bar so i couldn't hear anything, but i was wondering if i missed something


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Lets hope Indiana can force a game 7.

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 10:36 AM

if pacers can't win the series they need to force a game 7. need rested spurs vs heat






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