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Hansbrough Not Surprised by Birdman Shove
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 31, 2013 @ 6:55 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
These Eastern Conference finals were already marked by physical play, even before Chris “Birdman” Andersen got involved Thursday night.
With just over nine minutes left in the second quarter of Thursday’s Game 5, which the Heat won 90-79, the physicality came to a boiling point as (Chris) Andersen lowered his right shoulder to body check Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough. After Hansbrough got up and faced him, Andersen approached him, bumped him in the chest then shoved him. An official rushed over to separate the two, who each received a technical foul.
Hansbrough said after the game he had no idea what prompted the play.
“I don’t know what his deal is,” Hansbrough said. “Was I surprised? No, I wasn’t surprised. I was caught off-guard.”
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