Raptors’ Bismack Biyombo called for controversial flagrant foul vs. Cavs
Bimack Biyombo was called for a flagrant foul as he elbowed Cavaliers forward Kevin Love with three minutes remaining in the first quarter of Friday night's Game 6.
At the time, Biyombo was forced to miss a possible Game 7 after receiving a Flagrant-2 against Indiana and a Flagrant-1 in this series against Cleveland. Ultimately, LeBron James and the Cavs prevailed in a 113–87 series-ending victory.
The NBA rules state that if a player’s total flagrant foul points exceed three, he will receive an automatic one-game suspension following the game in which he exceeded the three points. Biyombo had three points before Friday. Biyombo will serve the suspension on the first game of next season if it isn’t rescinded by the NBA.
Watch the call below:
The NBA hasn’t rescinded a flagrant foul all postseason.
James led Cleveland with a team-high 33 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, while Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 35 points for Toronto.
Biyombo finished with four points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes.
The Cavaliers will play the winner of the Oklahoma City Thunder-Golden State Warriors series with Game 1 of the NBA Finals being on Thursday.