It was bad officiating, but we didn't lose because of it. We lost because of mistakes and they upped the intensity in the end of the game, we didn't match it. And the fact that Kanter was playing well and decided to go with Al and Millsap thought at this time Ty should've gone with Al and Kanter with Sap at sf. With Hayward and Mo in the backcourt, don't think Millsap would've had too much trouble guarding Butler.
As far as the refs go I do remember thinking what ever happened to home court advantage, and thinking shouldn't we be getting some of these calls, but sometimes the aggressors get the most calls and late in the game the Clippers played with more energy at the end of the game.
As far as the refs go, it was Bavetta. Are Jazz fans still surprised when he screws the Jazz. I really am looking to see if Billups gets at least a warning because his flop was all NBA.
I felt one of the turning points was Al going down the lane, and instead of going strong all the way to the hoop he pulled up and tried that stupid push shot that was blocked.
If the league is truly trying to get rid of flopping then they need to fine Billups considering how obvious it was and how it affected the game.
David Locke: "Because what happens in this league is, people start shooting threes and they get soft and donít want contact and then they just stay out there all the time. Youíre not going to get soft, are you?"
Enes Kanter: "I kind of live in the paint, man. Come on. I wonít get soft. Donít worry about that."
Since I was at the game and didn't get the benefit of replay, can someone tell me if Foye got the shot off in time at the end of the game. The ref not named Bavetta or Mauer was waving it off before it missed but it looked like he got the shot off to me.
So counter argument for the refs is:
Refs give aggressive team benefit of the doubt - So where were the Jazz's calls for the first 2 and 1/2 Qtrs? That would've even given them a bigger cushion then the 15-18pt they had at certain points of the game.
The Billups 3pt BS flop was very good aggressive D (one of the few in the 4th Qtr) and Mo still was far enough way to fly buy him while he flailed like a bitch sucking a fat **** he still couldn't make contact he was so far away (so that covers aggressive D theory and the upcoming bad D not close enough to make a foul).
Clipps played no D so they didn't foul so that is why the Jazz looked so good and didn't get any FT's - So why did Griffin get any FT's with his shooting % and so many uncontested dunks?
And why did they call them against the Jazz when they played poor D in the 4th Qtr?