NBA Rescinds ‘strange call’ on Anthony Johnson
Referees at the time deemed Johnson’s elbow to be intentional and awarded Williams two free throws and he made both.
Players are awarded "points" for flagrant fouls, with a flagrant one worth one point and a flagrant two worth two points. When a player exceeds three points in the playoffs, they are suspended for the following game. Johnson’s slate was thus wiped clean.
"I was a strange call, one that was very unique because you very seldom see the guy with the ball, driving to the basket, trying to shoot get called for a flagrant," Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. "It was a strange call and I’m glad it got rescinded."