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Marco Belinelli upset by flagrant foul from Bucks’ Jerryd Bayless

Jerryd Bayless, Marco Belinelli

Jerryd Bayless, Marco Belinelli


Early in the fourth quarter of the Spurs’ win in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Jerryd Bayless charged hard into Marco Belinelli as he elevated for a three-point shot.

It didn’t appear to be a legitimate attempt at defending the shot, and the referees ruled it to be a flagrant foul following a video review.

Belinelli was still upset by it afterward, and believes it was intentional.

Dan McCarney of

“That was a really bad foul,” Belinelli said. “This was my first time that I get fouled like that. I know competition is part of the game, but that was really bad.” ...

“I knew it was coming, yes,” Belinelli said. “That’s why I took the 3. I think before, when I cut (off the ball) like I do always, he said I tried to break his elbow or something like that. I don’t know. That was a really bad foul.” ...

Bayless described the situation as a “misunderstanding” and left before taking further questions.

It sounds like Bayless believed Belinelli did something dirty on a previous possession, and this was his chosen form of retaliation.