MIAMI (AP) — Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says his team isn’t happy that a hard foul against LeBron James in Game 2 against Charlotte wasn’t even reviewed by referees, the latest complaint Miami has levied in how much abuse its star takes during games.
James was leveled by the Bobcats’ Josh McRoberts late in the teams’ Eastern Conference playoff game on Wednesday night. McRoberts was assessed only a common foul at the time, but the NBA on Thursday upgraded that to a flagrant-2 and fined him $20,000.READ MORE: Panic Buying Over Fuel Pipeline Shut Down Has Led To Long Lines At Some South Florida Gas Stations
Spoelstra says the Heat aren’t going into Game 3 on Saturday looking for retribution. “But there are going to be more attacks,” Spoelstra says.READ MORE: Broward Schools Supt. Robert Runcie, Former General Counsel Barbara Myrick Enter Not Guilty Pleas During Arraignment
James also wonders why the play wasn’t reviewed, noting that several similar plays in other playoff games were.MORE NEWS: Doctors Warn Lithium Batteries Can Pose Risk To Young Children
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