The Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns semi-final series consists of matchups involving a variety of modern day stars and veteran leaders. Be it Luka Doncic against Devin Booker or Chris Paul against Spencer Dinwiddie. With both teams appearing to be well matched, declaring a guaranteed winner is highly unlikely. Maybe it’s high time to be a star and not time to be a collar. The same was confirmed by Suns star Jae Crowder.
Speaking of the latter player, his team, the home side was up 6-18 in the first quarter and managed to end the half with a decent lead. In the midst of this, Jae Crowder went all out to kick Luka Doncic in his groin while attempting a 3-pointer. Then the perpetrator was hit with a blatant blow and finally Doncic was on his feet.
Jae Crowder flagrantly penalized 1 foul
The Phoenix Suns veteran saved the shot in the end while Luka Doncic clearly lost out in the game. The Dallas Mavericks star immediately clutched his crotch as he fell to the ground in pain. It took Doncic a minute before he could get up and shrug off the punch.
If you ask him, Jae Crowder will definitely say the kick wasn’t intentional. This is a very subjective piece and open to your own interpretation. However, the umpires ruled it a flagrant 1 against the Suns swingman.
That being said, this foul just goes to show how physical and exhausting this semi-final series can be for all stars. With this particular series stretching into the late stages players are bound to get physical, perhaps Doncic has a first taste of what many may be yet to come.
Obviously, keeping his physicality in touch is crucial for Jae Crowder with a whole half to go. He certainly wouldn’t want to leave his teammates empty-handed by being unavailable in the latter stages of the game due to foul problems. Which team will win first blood? It remains to be seen how the Mavs vs. Suns Game 1 action will continue after halftime.
Also read: “Look for continental tissue commercials,” rips Stephen A. Smith…
Also read: “Despite his reputation, he deserved to be kicked out” Chris Broussard…
https://firstsportz.com/nba-news-jae-crowder-gets-hit-with-flagrant-one-for-kicking-luka-doncic-in-his-nuts/ ‘Cheap shot’ Jae Crowder takes a blatant punch for kicking Luka Doncic in the nuts » FirstSportz