REPORT: Rockets want Dennis Schroder investigated after Game 5 low blow
More physicality and controversy have filled the series between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Mike D’Antoni and Co. are not pleased.
In Game 5, Dennis Schroder and PJ Tucker were ejected after the two got heated following a dirty play from the Thunder guard. Apparently, Shcroder hit Tucker in the groin, which upset the Rockets veteran forward.
Now, the Rockets want the NBA to take a closer look at the incident. After all, it is not the first time that it happened.
Per sources, the Rockets are upset that Chris Paul was not investigated for striking Ben McLemore in the groin in Game 3, especially considering Paul’s previous history of low blows. Houston wants the NBA to investigate Dennis Schroder’s shot to PJ Tucker’s groin.
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to recall, in Game 3, Chris Paul hit Ben McLemore in the groin, causing McLemore to go down and allowing Paul to make an open jump shot. In spite of McLemore’s reaction, CP3 was not called on the play and remained in the game, which drew the ire of the Rockets.
Now, two games later, Schroder’s low blow happened. A review of the incident resulted in a technical being called on both players, with an additional flagrant two being given to Schroder.
There has been no indication on whether the league will look further into the incident or allow the ejections to be the only punishment levied on both players. The Rockets want the incident to be investigated further in part due to Schroder’s history, as the Thunder backup guard was suspended for one game following a shot on DeMarcus Cousin in November of 2013.
The Rockets are up 3-2 on the Thunder following Game 5.
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