Tricky Dick strikes again.
Did the Jazz make mistakes especially down the stretch, yes.
Did the Jazz play a good game, yes.
Did the Jazz play good enough to win, yes.
Did the Jazz play better then the Clippers, yes.
The Jazz did not play well enough to over come there mistakes down the stretch AND beat the refs, they did build a small cushion if not for the refs would've been enough to win the game.
Oh and to answer your question a few players have got warnings for flopping but only Reggie Evans has gotten a fine for it and no big name players have gotten a warning (yes Billups is still a big name player). *edit* Well Gerald Wallace and Kevin Martin had gotten warnings and they are semi big names somewhere between roll player and star.
Paul, Billups and Griffin all flop on the offensive side of the ball so much and they are so quick and athletic (well not Billups) it makes it really hard on the refs especially since they are super stars and will get super star calls anyway.
Man I have so much to vent on but I'm getting pissed all over again and I guess I need to let it go.
The fact that Chris Paul isn't standing outside of my local Shopko with a sign, begging for money, shows that the new rules fining players for flopping is not being handled properly.
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