Udonis Haslem Suspended for Game 6; Dexter Pittmann Gets 3 Games

by May 24, 2012

Danny Granger’s wish came true, as the Miami Heat will not be able to employ the services of one Udonis Haslem tonight in Game 6. As for Dexter Pittman and his elbow, he’ll be out of action for a little while longer. Per the NBA’s press release: “Miami Heat center Dexter Pittman has been suspended three games without pay for striking the neck and shoulders of Indiana guard Lance Stephenson, and Miami forward Udonis Haslem has been 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. […] Haslem will serve his suspension on Thursday when the Pacers host the Heat in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Pittman will begin serving his suspension in Game 6.”