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A regretful Andersen was relegated to watching the Heat lose to the Indiana Pacers 91-77 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals from a television in his hotel room alone. "Birdman" was suspended for Game 6 after getting into a skirmish with Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5. Andersen will be eligible to play in the deciding Game 7 in Miami on Monday. "It was tough," Andersen told Yahoo! Sports. "My palms were sweating. My adrenaline was pumping. I was yelling at the TV just trying to cheer my guys on. I tried to support them from my room. It's tough, but that's the way it went." Yahoo! Sports

"It was real tough to watch, bro. A lesson learned," Andersen said. "I got to be able to control my composure no matter how rough the game gets. I just got to continue to play the way I play. Just play smart. Play the right way. "Of course I could have made a difference in the rebounding. But we're still the Miami Heat. It's a tough series. Indiana is tough. But you know what, we got to go back home and the good thing is we have our home-court advantage. We'll go back to Miami and take care of business on Monday." Yahoo! Sports

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The NBA suspended Andersen one game without pay because he "knocked Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough to the floor, escalated the altercation by shoving Hansbrough and resisted efforts to bring the altercation to an end" in the second quarter of Game 5 on Thursday. "I have to deal with repercussions of it and I'm missing this game. I know my guys are going to go out there and they're going to handle business," Andersen said. "It was just the heat of the moment. The heat of the battle pushed me out of my comfort zone. I got out of my composure and I let it get the best of me. But now I'm dealing with it." USA Today Sports

Spoelstra had a private conversation with Andersen but did not divulge specifics. "We have to accept it and move on and we already did. We went through that process yesterday and today," Spoelstra said "It's irrelevant whether you agree or disagree. We talked with the league yesterday about what they decided. Next man up. We're ready for the game tonight, and that's all our focus is right now. We're leaving the shootaround understanding we have a great opportunity right now and we want to take advantage of it." USA Today Sports

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As for the Indianapolis-based brothers, aged 27 and 25, that the Morris Twins will be dueling Saturday night, Marcus playfully added: "We're twins. So we're a little bit better than them." Said Markieff, who told ESPN.com that the twins were fearful Marcus was about to be dealt to Boston instead of Phoenix on the night of the trade: "It's been unreal, man. Dream come true. We thought this could maybe happen later (in their careers) -- we were definitely going to try to push for it -- but it's crazy how it went down." The Hansbroughs know the feeling. Tyler Hansbrough admits that he never bothered "to dream about it before" because the notion of playing on the same NBA team with your brother is so rare. They likewise try not to think about how long it'll last. ESPN.com

And if history is any guide, it won't be for long. One season has been the norm for brother duos, apart from Caldwell and Major Jones spending two seasons together in Houston in 1982-83 and 1983-84, and three sets of siblings in the prehistoric era of the forerunner to the NBA known as the Basketball Association of America (see accompanying chart) back in 1946-47. "As things start to sink in a little bit, you realize what a year and what an opportunity this is," Ben says. "It's been great for our relationship as brothers also." Said Tyler: "We don't really talk about (the future) that much. We're trying to enjoy the moment right now, embracing the position we're in." ESPN.com

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