May 30, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat power forward Chris Andersen (11) is help back by referee Marc Davis and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra as Indiana Pacers small forward Sam Young (4) walks by in the second quarter of game five of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Chris 'Birdman' Andersen Suspended For Game 6 vs Pacers

In an announcement that will surprise only the blindest of NBA fans, the league has announced that Miami Heat big man Chris “Birdman” Anderson has been suspended for tomorrow night’s Game 6 match up against the Indiana Pacers. The suspension comes from an incident in Game 5 where Andersen delivered a blow to Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough and pushing him in an attempt to instigate a fight.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports Network:

It was shocking that Andersen was not immediately ejected for his actions, but the referees appeared to miss exactly what he did on the court.

Luckily, the NBA has got the decision right.

This could be a big loss for the Heat as they look to deal with the Pacers physicality in the paint. Without Andersen, they will have less energy coming off of the bench and they will have to find alternative ways to add production.

If you missed the incident between Andersen and Hansbrough, you can watch video of the altercation here.

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