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Fowl play! NBA Commissioner David Stern says Andersen shove merits 'serious review' by league

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    Official Marc Davis (8) and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra restrain Heat's Chris Andersen during the first half of Game 5 in the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Miami. Andersen was charged with a flagrant foul. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) is restrained by official Marc Davis as coach Erik Spoelstra yells at him during the first half of Game 5 in the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Miami. Andersen was charged with a flagrant foul. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen reacts after blocking a shot by Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough during the first half of Game 5 in the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

NBA Commissioner David Stern says Miami forward Chris Andersen's shove of Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals merited an ejection.

Stern made the remarks to NBC Sports Radio for an interview scheduled to air Sunday. Andersen was called for a flagrant-1 after shoving Hansbrough in the second quarter of Thursday's game. A flagrant-1 does not carry ejection as a consequence.

Stern says he didn't know what Andersen was doing on that play, and that "a serious review of his activities is called for," according to the network.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, speaking Friday before Stern's comments were released, says that the team has not yet heard if the league will bring additional penalties against Andersen.

Game 6 of the series is Saturday at Indianapolis.