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NBA doesn't downgrade Taj Gibson's flagrant foul in Game 5 fracas

NBA doesn't downgrade Taj Gibson's flagrant foul in Game 5 fracas

The NBA retroactively assessed a technical foul to Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova for his role in the altercation Tuesday that led to Taj Gibson's ejection with 10 minutes, 25 seconds left in Game 5. Gibson's flagrant-2 foul didn't get downgraded, which means he has three points for two flagrant fouls during the postseason. Another flagrant would trigger an automatic suspension — one game for a flagrant-1 and two for a flagrant-2. "Still don't understand it," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Gibson's ejection. "It was a nothing play." The NBA didn't fine Aaron Brooks for rushing into the scrum and shoving Cavs guard J.R....

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