Found May 22, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
On Tuesday night the Memphis Grizzlies overcame an 18-point second half deficit to force overtime in Game 2 of their Western Conference finals series against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs came through in the extra period, winning the game 93-89 and taking a 2-0 series lead. The climax of the Grizzlies’ late-game comeback was a four-point possession during the final minute of regulation involving a Manu Ginóbili flagrant foul on Memphis guard Tony Allen, a call that may have been influenced by Allen’s over-the-top reaction. - You’ll notice that Allen’s head never actually struck the floor. So his rolling-around-on-the-floor-while-cradling-his-head act probably wasn’t warranted. Allen’s theatrics aside, the flagrant foul call was correct. How a player lands and whether or not a player is injured has no bearing on whether or not a foul is considered flagrant. Instead of making a play on the ball, Ginóbili grabbed Allen’s arm and pulled him down while he was in the air and vulnerabl...
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