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Jared Sullinger ejected for two flagrant fouls in 24 seconds (VIDEO)

Jan 8, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

On the bright side, Jared Sullinger was efficient in picking up flagrant fouls and getting ejected. The league is all about efficiency these days.

The Celtics’ Sullinger was ejected from Boston’s blowout loss to the Nuggets Tuesday night for picking up two third-quarter technicals in the span of 24 seconds (you can see them above).

A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com notes there are bigger issues that come with this.

It raises Sullinger’s flagrant foul point total to five points. The next flagrant foul he is whistled for this season will result in him being suspended for at least one game. If Sullinger is whistled for a flagrant-1 foul, he will be suspended for the next game following the one in which his point total exceeded five points. He could potentially wind up being suspended for two games if the next flagrant foul he commits is considered a flagrant-2 which is an automatic ejection from the game.

With more than half the season to go and the pace he is on, it seems like Sullinger is going to pick up at least one more.

  1. timberwolvesbrisin - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    This dude needs to be suspended immediately. He is going to hurt someone. The league has enough injuries as is. What a clown,

  2. louhudson23 - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Announcer has it correct…first was a hard foul,but not to the head and not a swing….but the second has no excuses to be made for it….

  3. raidmagic - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    That first foul was in no way a flagrant. Not a chance in hell. He even hit the ball.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jan 8, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      Couldn’t agree more. It just looked like a flagrant the way Hickson went flying. They should have figured that out in the review.

  4. bbgraf08 - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Neither of those should have been a flagrant foul

  5. indrathegod - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    The first foul was a common one. No need to make it a flagrant (I thought that was the purpose of the new review policy, to get the call CORRECT)???

    That elbow to the head was vicious. Unnecessary.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jan 8, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      I disagree with so many “reviewed” plays in the NBA & NFL that I’m starting to regret the whole system. I almost feel nostalgic for the days when refs blew calls and you just accepted it.

      • dinofrank60 - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM

        If you had $$$ on the game, you wouldn’t accept it…

  6. drewzducks - Jan 8, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Tankapalooza continues.

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