It was the take-down talked about by San Antonio Spurs fans — Los Angeles Clippers’ Craig Smith hard foul on Spurs’ guard George Hill of the second quarter in the Spurs win over the Clippers this past Monday.
Smith was ejected and assessed a Flagrant-2 foul while Hill sat out the game with a bruised back and a bout of whiplash. He is now questionable for tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
However, Smith will attempt to appeal the flagrant- foul:
Clippers PF Craig Smith plans to appeal the Flagrant-2 foul that got him ejected from Monday’s game. (nbcsports.msnbc.com)
Just going to go out on a limb but with Smith grabbing Hill mid-air around the face/neck area, pulling him down to the court which sent Hill into a camerman and then slapping hands with fans as he exited out off the floor probably won’t be in his favor.
It was a dirty foul. Plain and simple. Even Tony Parker called it dirty.
I doubt he will win this appeal.