Miami Heat Player Chris 'Birdman' Anderson Somehow Wasn't Ejected For This Cheap Shot Against The Pacers

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The Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 90-79 last night thanks to an extraordinary second half from LeBron James.

But Miami caught a huge break earlier in the game when Chris “Birdman” Anderson avoided ejection despite hip-checking Tyler Hansbrough to the ground from behind and then pushing him in the chest.

It could have easily been called a flagrant-2 (which would have led to an ejection). We saw JR Smith get ejected for a less-ambiguous cheap shot earlier in the playoffs.

The refs called a flagrant-1, and Birdman stayed in the game.

Here’s the video (the cheap shot comes at the 35-second mark):

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