2011 NBA Finals: Mario Chalmers Better Hope the Miami Heat Don't Lose by 1
Pushing and shoving after big shots happens all the time, so it isn't different in the 2011 NBA Finals
Udonis Haslem hits a huge three to put the Heat up by two and the Mavericks call timeout. As both teams are walking back, DeShawn Stephenson pushes Haslem who gets in Stephenson's face, after such action.
That is where it should have ended.
Instead, Mario Chalmers comes running down the court and shoves Haslem, causing the refs to fire off their whistles and break up the scuffle. This little outburst would have been water under the bridge, until Chalmers made his bonehead move. This sparked the referees to look at the film and see what they could find.
Upon further review, Stephenson, Chalmers, and Haslem were given technicals. This particular scrum wouldn't have been reviewed if it wasn't for Chalmers. After the players were broken up, Chalmers was still running his mouth. This inspired Chris Bosh to come over, grab Chalmers, and yell at him. This got Chalmers attention and he settled down.
It didn't matter. The Stephenson and Haslem technical offset, but Chalmers techincal didn't at the Mavericks sent Dirk Nowitzki to the line where, of course, he made the free throw.
Mario Chalmers better pray the Heat don't lose by one, otherwise he will be one of the goats.
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