Chris Andersen suspended for Game 6 of Eastern Conference Finals

Streeter Lecka

After a hit on Tyler Hansbrough on Thursday, Heat big man Chris Andersen is suspended for Game 6.

David Stern felt Miami Heat center Chris Andersen deserved an ejection for his actions in Game 5, where he sent a cheap shot to the back of Tyler Hansbrough. The foul was assessed a technical and a Flagrant 1, but Stern appeared disappointed with the result of the call, reviewing the situation and deciding to suspend Andersen for Game 6 against the Indiana Pacers.

The move was certainly cheap and uncalled for, but the decision is warranted, albeit delayed. Andersen had four points, four rebounds, and two blocks in his action last night as he continued his streak of perfect shooting from the floor, going 2-2 on the night. Andersen has been a big advantage for Miami this series, his unnecessary actions having the potential to hurt his team in the potentially deciding Game 6.

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