Heat’s Haslem Suspended for Game Six

May 23, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Two
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem will miss Game 6 of their series against the Pacers. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem has been suspended for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals between the Heat and the Pacers, according to a report on the NBA’s website.

The suspension stems from Haslem’s hard foul on Indiana’s Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5, which was ruled a flagrant foul at the time. The foul occurred just minutes after Hansbrough’s hard foul on Miami’s Dwayne Wade that resulted in a flagrant foul for Hansbrough. Hansbrough’s foul opened a cut over Wade’s eye.

Hansbrough’s foul was upgraded to a flagrant-2 Wednesday but he did not receive a suspension.

“It’s very disappointing, obviously,” said Miami forward Shane Battier. “But we’re a resilient group.”

Also receiving a suspension was Miami reserve center Dexter Pittman. Pittman will be out for three games for his flagrant foul against Indiana’s Lance Stephenson in the final moments of the Heat’s Game 5 win.

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