INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NBA has assessed Miami guard Dwyane Wade with a flagrant foul for his actions during a Game 2 loss to Indiana, though the penalty will not affect his status for Game 3 on Sunday night.
League officials were reviewing a play in which Wade hit Pacers forward Lance Stephenson in the back of the head with a forearm. During pregame warm-ups, Wade told reporters the play was not ``malicious'' but that he wasn't surprised by the decision.
Coach Erik Spoelstra said the Heat had no control over the league's decision and that his team simply needs to move on from the controversy. LeBron James said league officials need to protect the heads of players but explained some plays are excessive and others are just basketball plays.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Knicks trade for Derrick Rose The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks made a big trade on Wednesday when the Knicks acquired Derrick Rose in a...
Thumbnail 2017 NBA Finals Odds With the NBA Finals now complete, here is a look ahead to which teams will be favored to contend for next year’s championship.
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 7 Pick It’s all come down to one game. Who will prevail in Game 7 of the NBA Finalsas the Golden State Warriorshost the Cleveland Cavaliersat 8PM ET?
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 7 Total Pick Will Game 7 of the NBA Finalsbe another high-scoring affair, or will it be a grind out between the Golden State Warriorsand Cleveland...
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 6 Pick Can the Golden State Warriors get back on track in Game 6 of the NBA Finals or will the Cleveland Cavaliers create...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages