Foul on Dwyane Wade will stand
MIAMI -- After reviewing the play, the NBA will not upgrade or further punish the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade for a flagrant foul on Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison Tuesday night, according to the league office.
Wade was called for a flagrant foul/penalty one after pushing Collison in the back in the fourth quarter of the Pacers' 78-75 Game 2 victory. Wade appeared to be frustrated about a no-call on a drive to the basket a few moments earlier when he felt he was fouled. Collison was on a two-on-one break with Danny Granger when Wade broke up the play by pushing Collison to the floor in the open court.
The league reviews such a play to consider if the play should be upgraded to a flagrant-2, to assess a fine or, in some cases, impose a suspension. After consideration, NBA executive vice president and discipline guru Stu Jackson left the play as called by veteran official Joey Crawford.