Heat Vs. Pacers, Game 6 Preview: Breaking Down Miami's Suspensions

The Miami Heat will be a bit shorthanded as they try to win Game 6 and close out their 2012 NBA Playoffs second-round series against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.

Thanks to some hard fouls in Game 5, the Heat will be without forward Udonis Haslem and backup center Dexter Pittman. Haslem received a one-game suspension for a flagrant foul on Tyler Hansbrough, while Pittman was docked three games for elbowing Pacers backup Lance Stephenson in the head. Meanwhile, Hansbrough will play despite hitting Dwyane Wade in the head on a flagrant foul earlier in the second quarter of Game 5.

Did the NBA make the right call with the suspensions? Will the Heat still have enough to push through and emerge victorious in Game 6? SB Nation's Ben Golliver breaks it all down.


For more information on the Miami Heat, check out Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Indiana Pacers, head over to Indy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana.

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