Eddie House: Play made by Heat’s Caleb Martin neither malicious nor suspension-worthy

A lot of people understandably got upset by the play made by Miami Heat wing Caleb Martin at the end of the Boston Celtics’ 114-94 win over the Heat in Game 1 of their East first round series. The Miami forward sent star Celtics swingman Jayson Tatum flying as he seemed to attack the cup for a rebound. Many questioned the intent of his actions on the dangerous play, some even calling for his suspension.

Speaking after Boston’s win, former Celtics (and Heat) shooting guard Eddie House took a different tack on the physical play while working as a broadcaster for NBC Sports Boston.

Instead, house suggested that while very aggressive, Martin’s play was neither malicious nor suspension-worthy.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear House’s case why he thinks this to be true.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire