NBA suspends Haslem, Pittman

Players cited for flagrant fouls against Indiana

Published On: May 23 2012 06:44:58 PM EDT   Updated On: May 24 2012 11:39:59 AM EDT
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Miami Heat center Dexter Pittman forward Udonis Haslem have been suspended for plays against Indiana Pacers during Game 5.

Pittman was suspended for three games without pay for striking the neck and shoulders of Indiana guard Lance Stephenson, Haslem was suspended one game without pay for striking the head and shoulders of Indiana’s Tyler Hansbrough, it was announced Wednesday by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Both Pittman and Haslem had their Flagrant Foul Ones upgraded to Flagrant Foul Twos, as did Indiana’s Hansbrough, who struck the head of Miami’s Dwyane Wade on a foul that occurred shortly before Haslem's foul.

The incidents occurred during the Heat’s 115-83 victory over the Pacers on May 22 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.  

Haslem will serve his suspension on Thursday when the Pacers host the Heat in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Pittman will also begin serving his suspension in Game 6.