Isaiah Thomas will not be suspended by the NBA for his hit on Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder, according to the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy.
NBA has decided not to suspend Isaiah Thomas, per league source.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) April 23, 2016
Thomas gets assessed a Flagrant 1 for slapping Shroder. Smart's $5K flop fine for launching himself backwards over baseline.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) April 23, 2016
Here's the play in question:
It sure looked like an intentional hit, with Thomas attempting to make it look like it was an accident. But the NBA must've felt there was inconclusive evidence that Thomas delivered the hit on purpose. So instead he's been assessed a Flagrant 1 foul.
In other news, Marcus Smart was fined $5,000 for his hilarious flop against Kyle Korver. But, please, don't ignore the spectacular game Smart played just because of that one flop.
Game 4 is Sunday at 6PM at TD Garden.