The NBA is taking a closer look at an errant elbow thrown by Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade that caught Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson in the head during Friday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
After committing a fourth-quarter turnover, Wade was running back on defense when he attempted to avoid Stephenson by jumping past him. Instead, Wade's elbow collided with the Pacers guard's head.
Stephenson fell to the floor and seemed stunned, but he remained in the game, eventually won by the Pacers, 97-93.
While some are calling for a suspension of Wade, who has earned a reputation for dirty play, USA Today said it does not think the league will punish Wade because it is unclear if Wade threw the elbow deliberately.
Game 3 of the Heat-Pacers series is set for 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Both Wade and Stephenson will likely be available for the game.