Marco Belinelli upset by flagrant foul from Bucks’ Jerryd Bayless

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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.

From Dan McCarney of MySanAntonio.com:

“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.