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Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

The most flagrant of the flagrant fouls delivered in Game 5 of the Heat-Pacers series came just before the final buzzer, when Miami center Dexter Pittman threw a flying forearm at Indiana guard Lance Stephenson with 19.4 seconds remaining.

As with an earlier foul by Heat teammate Udonis Haslem, the officials only whistled Pittman for a Flagrant 1, but the outrage on Twitter from media members seemed even greater.

https://twitter.com/YahooForde/status/205128624398024704

https://twitter.com/WhitlockJason/status/205128969023012864

https://twitter.com/jon_wertheim/status/205137872590876672

To compound matters, Pittman apparently winked after the infraction. If both Pittman and Haslem are suspended for Game 6, the Heat -- already without Chris Bosh -- will be seriously short on big men.

Meantime, Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD offered this update on Stephenson:

https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/205136831682068480

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