In the fourth quarter with greater than 4 minutes remaining, Clippers star Paul George took a slap to the face from Suns ahead Jae Crowder. George went down seemingly in ache from getting hit throughout the face.
The referees stopped play to evaluation whether or not Crowder needs to be assessed a flagrant foul.
Van Gundy, the longtime ESPN commentator, strongly disagreed that it was a flagrant foul and went additional in a diatribe.
“I’m sick of the sissification of the game. That’s not a flagrant foul. He contested. He fouled him. Shoot your two free throws,” Van Gundy mentioned.
Van Gundy’s co-commentator Mark Jackson disagreed with him and mentioned it was clear that it was a flagrant foul.
The referees took Jackson’s aspect and assessed a Flagrant 1 to Crowder.
George nailed the 2 free throws to place the Clippers up 14 factors late within the sport.
George had a giant sport for the Clippers within the win. He led all scorers with 41 factors on 15-of-2 capturing and was 3-for-6 from the three-point line.
Los Angeles received the sport to drive a Game 6, 116-102.