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VIDEO: Dexter Pittman Elbows Lance Stephenson In The Throat

An extremely physical series with plenty of hard fouls may have hit a low point at the end of Game 5 on Tuesday night. Lance Stephenson, who's had no impact on the floor in the Pacers and Heat Eastern Conference Semifinal series, somehow left his imprint on a game yet again. Only this time, he was on receiving end of a nasty play by Miami big man Dexter Pittman, who threw an elbow into the neck and shoulder of Stephenson as he came full speed into the lane to crash the board. Stephenson did not fall, but clutched his shoulder and was reportedly getting concussion tests. Danny Granger also said he was getting x-rays for a broken collarbone. Pittman was also seen winking on the TNT replay, confirming that it was almost certainly a retaliatory move for Stephenson's "choking" sign he made to LeBron James in Game 3 last week in Indianapolis. The TNT analysts predicted that Pittman would be suspended several games for the foul. Video of the foul after the jump.

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