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Rajon Rondo’s Flagrant Foul vs. Dwight Howard’s Cheap Shot

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

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Breaking Down Rondo's Foul

It was a playoff foul and a flagrant foul.

Look, Miller had a clear path to the basket to tie the game, and Rondo was trying to hustle back and make a play. He got there late and overcompensated.

It was simply a basketball play gone awry. It happens. That is why there are two levels of flagrant fouls.

It should have been a flagrant foul at the time, and Chicago should have had a chance to win the game, but Rondo would not have been ejected or suspended based on that foul.

I have a feeling that a big factor in the ref's decision...

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