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Dexter Pittman took his talents to Sioux Falls, has the shirt to prove it (Picture)

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Former Texas big man Dexter Pittman was hardly playing with the Miami Heat this season, so the team sent him to its D-League affiliate on Wednesday to get some playing time. Judging by the T-shirt the Sioux Falls Skyforce had him hold up, Pittman seems excited to be there.

After playing just 12 minutes all season, it’s easy to see why Pittman might be excited about finally getting some playing time.

Photo credit: Sioux Falls Skyforce
H/T Sam Amick

Udonis Haslem, Dexter Pittman headline chippy Heat-Pacers Game 5 (Videos)

Already a testy series between the Heat and Pacers, matters got even uglier in Game 5 Tuesday night.

In the second quarter, Tyler Hansbrough made a move toward the basket until he ran into Udonis Haslem. Hansbrough put up a shot but was clobbered by Haslem’s forearm in the process. As he defended the shot, the Heat forward brought down both arms to Hansbrough’s head in an apparent deliberate act of malice.

Haslem arguably should have been called for a flagrant-two foul and thus ejected, but he was called only for a flagrant-one and remained in the game. It still remains possible that he could see disciplinary action from the league office.

The foul on Hansbrough might have been retribution for his hard foul that bloodied Dwyane Wade’s face minutes earlier:

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