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Not long after NBA commissioner David Stern said publicly that Miami Heat forward Chris “Birdman” Andersen should be disciplined for his shove of Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough in Thursday night’s playoff game, the league issued a one-game suspension.

After a review of the play on Friday, the NBA upgraded Andersen’s foul from a Flagrant-1 to a Flagrant-2 and added the suspension without pay, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced.

Andersen will sit out Saturday night’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. The Heat lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.

Hansbrough was knocked to the floor and then shoved by Anderson with 9:02 remaining in the second quarter of the Heat’s 90-79 victory over the Pacers in Game 5 in Miami. Andersen then struggled with Hansbrough as referee Marc Davis attempted to end the altercation.

Both players were assessed technical fouls, but Hansbrough’s was rescinded after the review. Earlier Friday, Stern told NBC Sports Radio:

“I do think he should have been ejected. I looked at the replays and, it seems to me, there was no immediate push or shove of him. He just hauled off and knocked down Tyler Hansbrough. I don’t know what he was doing. And then he pushed him. And then he did not go gracefully to the bench.”

Hansbrough finished with three points and two rebounds in 7 1/2 minutes and Andersen had four points and four rebounds in 18:20. Andersen is averaging 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds and is 15 of 15 from the field in the series.

via Sports Xchange, Photo Credit: Getty Images

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