05/31/2013 12:06 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Birdman Shoves Tyler Hansbrough In Pacers-Heat Game 5: Should He Have Been Ejected? (VIDEO)

Chris "Birdman" Andersen sent Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough flying during the second quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference.

After a missed shot by the Heat, Andersen and Hansbrough got acquainted as the remaining Pacers quickly got out in transition. Andersen appeared to run right into Hansbrough, knocking him down. When Hansbrough got up and approached "Birdman", the Heat forward delivered a two-handed shove. He then needed to be restrained by an official while Hansbrough was wrangled by a teammate.

Initially, a personal foul was called on Andersen along with a double technical on the two. After a video review, Andersen's personal foul was upgraded to a Flagrant 1.

"I'm still trying to figure out what Hansbrough did, other than get hit, to get a technical," TNT's Charles Barkley said at halftime. "That was just a bogus call by the officials. That was ridiculous."

While Barkley wondered what Hansbrough did to deserve a foul, others on Twitter wondered why Andersen was not ejected from the game. Andersen would remain in the game -- playing a total of 18:20 -- as the Heat went on to win 90-79.

Some pointed out how Chicago's Nazr Mohammed was ejected when he shoved LeBron James to the ground in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

What do you think? Take a look at Mohammed's shove below. Should the officials have ejected "Birdman" as well?



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