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The Miami-Toronto series has become quite the slugfest.
There’s been blood – see Goran Dragic’s busted lip in game two, which required eight stitches.
Speaking of “The Dragon”, the NBA has assessed Dragic a technical foul and the corresponding $2,000 fine after reviewing his “swing” at Raptors guard Cory Joseph during game four of the now-tied series.
On the fourth quarter play, Joseph and Dragic were jostling for position on a rebound. It appeared that Dragic’s right arm was being held by Joseph, to which Dragic swung around with his left arm to disengage from the hold.
The swing didn’t make any contact and no foul was called on the play, but upon review of the play – the Association elected to bring the hammer down.
Dragic’s play has improved since his early struggles in Miami’s first round series against the Charlotte Hornets. He’s averaged 18 points per game on 45 percent shooting in the conference semis while also adding four rebounds and three assists.
The Heat are in Toronto, with the pivotal game five set for an 8 p.m. tipoff.