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Bismack Biyombo Would Have Been Suspended For Game 7

May 27, 2016 9:13 PM

Bismack Biyombo would have been suspended for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals after picking up his fourth Flagrant Foul points of the playoffs.

Biyombo hit the chin of Kevin Love while scoring a basket for the Raptors. After Love went down to the floor, referees reviewed the play and ruled it a flagrant foul penalty 1, which also took away the basket scored by Biyombo.

The NBA could rescind the flagrant foul call after reviewing it further, but the Cavaliers eliminated the Raptors with the win in Game 6.

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Draymond Green Inadvertently Kicks Westbrook, Roberson In Face (Vine)

May 27, 2016 1:55 AM

Draymond Green received an upgraded Flagrant Foul penalty 2 following his kick of Steven Adams in the groin.

Green will receive an automatic suspension if he receives another Flagrant Foul at any point for the remainder of the playoffs.

In the second half of Game 5, Green appeared hit Oklahoma City's Andre Roberson and Russell Westbrook in the face with his foot when his leg swung up after releasing a shot attempt.

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DeMarre Carroll, Cory Joseph Spotted In Casino At 2:00 AM Before Game 5

May 26, 2016 11:24 AM

DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph were spotted at the Jack Casino near the Quicken Loans Arena at 2:00 AM on the eve of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

“I didn’t know that,” said Dwane Casey, when told the news. “This has nothing to do with curfew.

“This isn’t why we lost ... This is the NBA, they’re grown men. These are grown men. These things happen.”

Casey didn't indicate if either player would receive a fine.

“It was an 8:30 game. That’s the good thing I guess,” said Casey.

Steve Simmons/Toronto Sun

Tags: Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Playoffs

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NBA To Make Draymond Green Decision By End Of Monday

May 23, 2016 11:31 AM

The NBA is expected to make a decision about the status of Draymond Green by the end of Monday.

Green kicked Steven Adams in the groin area after being fouled going up for a shot attempt.

Green also kneed Adams in the groin area in Game 2 when driving to the basket.

“I’m sure he wants to have kids someday,” Green said. “I’m not trying to end that on the basketball court.”

"I don't understand the argument that he has done this twice. He just went up for a shot," said Steve Kerr.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Playoffs

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Referees Miss Travels By Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry In Game 1

May 17, 2016 6:27 PM

Referees in Game 1 missed a travel committed by Russell Westbrook, according to the NBA's official report. The travel occurred right in front of Steve Kerr on the sideline who immediately began asking for the call.

The report also said referees missed a traveling call on Stephen Curry with 7.8 seconds to go.

Per the report, Curry gathered the ball on his left foot to establish his pivot foot, then lifted that foot and stepped before attempting that shot.


Jimmy Durkin/San Jose Mercury News

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Dunc'd On: SAS/OKC and CLE/ATL Game 3s, News and Awards Review

May 7, 2016 2:57 AM

San Antonio and Oklahoma City go down to the wire again.  How can Oklahoma City improve their offense to tie the series? Cleveland dominates Atlanta late with a doomsday offensive lineup (28:30).  Blake Griffin undergoes a bone marrow procedure on his injured quad, Jeremy Lin to opt out, and reviewing the awards already handed out (39:30).

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Playoffs, Dunc'd On

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