Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade Allows Frustration to Boil over in Game 2, Delivers Flagrant Foul

MIAMI, FL - MAY 13:  Guard Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2012 at the American Airines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Pacers 95-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Holly MacKenzieNBA Lead BloggerMay 16, 2012

The first three quarters of Game 2 between the Heat and Pacers didn't go well for Miami. LeBron James struggled, Dwyane Wade struggled and the Heat as a team struggled without having Chris Bosh on the floor.

Early in the fourth quarter, after being frustrated by a non-call on the offensive end, Wade let his frustrations boil over by shoving Darren Collison with his forearm on a trip down the court. The dirty move earned him a flagrant foul and appeared to fire up both teams. 

While it's always fun when great players can dial it up when they're angry, there's no need for cheap shots like this. Get angry by getting points on the board, not by trying to take out your opponent. It was rare to see Wade commit such a senseless play, but it shows how the Pacers have gotten under the skin of the Heat players.

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