Bismack Biyombo retroactively assessed Flagrant 2, won’t be suspended
The physical play off the bench of big man Bismack Biyombo has helped form the backbone of the Toronto Raptors’ identity this season. But he needs to be careful not to overdo it.
The NBA announced on Tuesday that, upon review, Biyombo has been retroactively assessed a Flagrant 2 foul for an elbow to the throat of Pacers center Myles Turner in the fourth quarter of Toronto’s series-clinching 89-84 Game 7 victory over Indiana on Sunday.
TOR’s B. Biyombo assessed Flagrant 2 upon league office review (11:18, 4th qtr) from game on May 1.
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) May 3, 2016
Here is video of the incident:
While a Flagrant 2 foul is grounds for an automatic ejection on the floor, no further punishment (e.g. a suspension) was announced for the 23-year-old Biyombo. He still needs to exert caution though as based on the league’s three-point system for flagrant fouls, Biyombo will now be subject to a one-game suspension should he be whistled for another Flagrant 2 or two Flagrant 1s over the remainder of the postseason.
The Raptors begin their second-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
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