The Pacers forward injured Valanciunas for no reason as he threw him to the ground.
I can't believe this cheap shot from Tyler Hansbrough had no repercussions. As Jonas Valanciunas prepares to fight for rebounding position against Hansbrough, Valanciunas initiates contact. I guess Hansbrough took offense to such contact and proceed to simply throw the Raptors center to the hardwood. He put his right hand under Valanciunas' armpit and pushes him to the ground.
Amazingly, play continued and no foul was called. Valanciunas hurt his hand on the play and was forced to leave, but would return later with it wrapped. Valanciunas has injured the same hand in December and missed time as it healed before coming back.
One wonders if the league will review this and dish out a suspension or fine to Hansbrough for his egregious contact. Dangerous for no reason, this play at the least deserved some kind of penalty for that kind of unnecessary physicality.
Certainly there must be better ways for Hansbrough to tell people "Watch your hands, bro."
Ha ha, tip your servers and try the veal.
Via Matt Moore of CBS Eye on Basketball.