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Goran Dragic hit with technical, $2,000 fine for swinging at Cory Joseph in Game 4

TORONTO -- Goran Dragic has been hit with a technical foul and $2,000 fine by the NBA for swinging at Raptors guard Cory Joseph with 2:17 left in the fourth quarter of the Heat's Game 4 overtime victory.

Here's a look at the play.

Dragic is the first Heat player or coach to be hit with a technical in the playoffs.

Dragic is lucky he didn't connect. Had he punched Joseph he would have likely not only been ejected from Game 4, but potentially suspended for Game 5.

Dragic has been frustrated all season with the officiating and how he hasn't gotten the benefit of many calls. In Game 2 vs. Toronto, DeMar DeRozan elbowed Dragic in the mouth, leaving him bloodied and requiring eight stitches to close a gash on his bottom lip. Dragic was called for a blocking foul.

And it's clear on that play he was swinging out of frustration.




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