UPDATE: Rudy Gay has been suspended one game without pay, the NBA announced today.
Rudy Gay may face suspension after this Flagrant 2. As the Memphis Commercial Appeal tells it: “Gay fell to the court after appearing to take an elbow to the face. When he rose to his feet, Gay charged like a bull about half the length of the court and threw a hard forearm to Scola‘s back. Unsuspecting, Scola fell to the floor as Shane Battier buried a baseline 3-pointer. The officials automatically charged Gay with a flagrant 2 foul, and ejected the Grizzlies’ leading scorer. Scola received two free throws. ‘I let my anger get the best of me,’ Gay said. ‘It’s not characteristic of me or anybody else on this team. I probably shouldn’t have done that. Me as a leader, I probably shouldn’t have done that.’”