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Heat will be without Haslem, Pittman for Game 6

YouTube screenshot of Dexter Pittman from Game 4

YouTube screenshot of Dexter Pittman from Game 4 of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals between the Heat and the Pacers. Credit: YouTube

NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced Wednesday that both Dexter Pittman and Udonis Haslem were supended for their flagrant fouls on Lance Stephenson and Tyler Hansbrough in Tuesday's win over the Pacers.

Pittman will be banned for three games for "striking the neck and shoulders" of Stephenson, while Haslem will miss Game 6 for "striking the head and shoulders" of Hansbrough.

Pittman and Haslem's fouls, initially ruled flagrant-1 fouls, were upgraded to flagrant-2. Hansbrough, whose hard foul on Dwyane Wade in the second quarter of the game jump-started the overly-physical play, also had his foul upgraded from flagrant-1 to flagrant-2.

Miami, up 3-2, looks to wrap up the series and advance to the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night in Indiana.

Click here to see highlights of all three fouls.


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