Pay per hey sportsbooks saw that Miami Heat forward LeBron James was not very happy at all with the way that Brooklyn Nets’ forward Mirza Teletovic fouled him with 8:37 left in the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 104-95 double-overtime win against the Heat at Barclays Center on Friday night.
“He went around my neck, that was my take,” said LeBron, who scored a game-high 36 points before he fouled out for only the sixth time in his career (with playoffs included).
“That was not a basketball play.”
LeBron jumped out in transition and tried to get to the rim, but price per head services saw that he pushed off with his left arm Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko, and was called for an offensive foul.
With the play taking place at full speed, Teletovic didn’t realize that a foul was called, so he wrapped up LeBron to prevent the player from going up for a layup or a dunk.
LeBron was clearly not happy. He immediately started toward Teletovic, who put his arms up. He yelled at Teletovic, who answered with a smirk. Officials and players stepped in to separate them, and pay per head sportsbooks wonder if things between the players could have escalated in the wrong way.
Officials then decided that Teletovic deserved to get a flagrant foul 1.
“It was just a foul,” Teletovic said. “I just tried to make a foul, and he was coming down the court. He shouldn’t be reacting like that. It’s just basketball.”
Pay per head sportsbooks saw that with 36 seconds left in the first overtime, LeBron was whistled for his sixth foul. The player was driving toward the basket with Miami behind 93-91, and Shaun Livingston, Nets point guard, stepped in to take the charge.
The Heat tied the game at 93 and sent it to a second overtime with LeBron disqualified. However, the Nets scored the first 11 points of the second extra session and continued from there.
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“I thought Kirilenko flopped a few times to be honest about it, and he got the call,” LeBron said when asked about the fouls against him. “The last one that fouled me out could’ve been a charge for sure. He put his hands on me as I drove and that got him off balance and he got the call. But he definitely flopped a few times.”