NBA overturns Mack’s flop warning

Shelvin Mack made his case.

One day after the NBA issued the Hawks guard a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule, it was rescinded after a review. The league made the announcment Tuesday.

Mack was originally cited for a play early in Saturday’s victory over Milwaukee. With 6:15 remaining in the first quarter, and the Bucks leading 11-10, Mack fell backward in the paint after contacting Brandon Knight.

“I was very shocked (by the warning) because he stepped on my foot and I fell,” Mack told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It wasn’t like I was trying to get a call or anything.”

Coach Mike Budenholzer declined to comment on the warning Monday.