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Howard foul upgraded to Flagrant

Posted By Paul Flannery On May 26, 2010 @ 7:03 pm In General | No Comments

ORLANDO — The NBA announced that they have upgraded a personal foul called on Dwight Howard [1] from Game 4 to a Flagrant 1. The play occurred when Howard hit Kevin Garnett [2] in the face. Garnett became angry and was hit with a technical foul.

“That’s their decision,” Magic coach Stan Van Gundy [3] said prior to Game 5. “[Howard] got a rebound and pivoted.” Howard now has two points in the so-called Flagrant Foul bank. A third would lead to an automatic one-game suspension.

Not surprisingly, Doc Rivers [4] had a different reaction. “I thought it was a flagrant,” he said. “The bottom line whenever you throw elbows above the head, it’s going to be called a flagrant. I didn’t think that surprising. I actually don’t like the suspension rule. The longer you’re in the playoffs the more likely it’s going to affect your team.”


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