For all the talk of the knee toward the groin area of Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert by Miami Heat forward Shane Battier in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals, and for all those YouTube clips of Heat guard Norris Cole landing a shot to the same area of Pacers forward David West in Wednesday night's game, the NBA has lowered its hammer on a different play.

The Sun Sentinel has learned that the NBA has upgraded a foul by Indiana backup center Ian Mahinmi on Heat forward LeBron James with 11:38 left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 103-102 Heat overtime victory from a common foul to a Flagrant 1 foul.

Had the ruling been made at the time of the foul, James not only would have received the two free throws awarded, but the Heat also would have retained possession, which was not the case with the play as called during the game.