Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Suspended For Shoving Tyler Hansbrough
The NBA upgraded Chris Andersen’s shove in Game 5 on Tyler Hansbrough to a Flagrant 2, and he will be suspended for Game 6 tonight against the Pacers. Hansbrough’s technical foul on that play was rescinded, too. From the NBA:
NEW YORK, May 31, 2013 – Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen has been suspended one game without pay and had his Flagrant Foul One upgraded to a Flagrant Foul Two, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
Andersen knocked Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough to the floor, escalated the altercation by shoving Hansbrough, and resisted efforts to bring the altercation to an end. The incident occurred with 9:02 remaining in the second quarter of Miami’s 90-79 win over the Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Andersen will serve his suspension on Saturday, June 1 when the Pacers host the Heat in Game 6 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.