After a Heat blowout in Game 3, the Eastern Conference Finals is getting chippy.
At the end of first quarter, Lance Stephenson and Ray Allen got into a mini spat.
Stephenson blew by Allen for a bucket. On the way back down the court, Stephenson looked to intentionally give Allen a little slap in the chest. Allen took offence, and flung his elbow. The elbow never made contact, but Stephenson flew back in.
They continued to jaw after that.
A very dumb exchange all around.
But there is some real bad blood between these two teams. After Game 1 Roy Hibbert accused Shane Battier of intentionally kneeing him in the groin. In Game 2, Dwyane Wade appeared to elbow Stephenson in the head but he wasn’t called for a foul or punished after the fact.
LeBron James also picked up a technical in this game.
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