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Winderman: League’s silence on Rivers, Rondo comments speaks volumes

May 31, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

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Something rather curious happened in the two days leading to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Nothing.

Silence. No NBA announcement of a fine for Doc Rivers. No statement from Stu Jackson, the league’s vice president of discipline.

Nothing.

Not even after the Celtics coach called his Game 1 technical foul from referee Ed Malloy the worst technical he ever had called on him in his career.

So it was curious how Rivers tried to dance around the issue of the inequity of foul calls in Game 2 of the series, basically trying to put words into a reporter’s mouth so he didn’t have to reach into his wallet, something he curiously didn’t have to do in the 48 hours leading to Game 2.

Even after Pacers coach Frank Vogel was fined $15,000 at the start of the previous round for questioning the league’s reluctance to acknowledge flopping by the Heat.

Even after Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was fined $25,000 at the end of that series against Indiana for questioning hard blows from the Pacers against LeBron James and Dwyane Wade that had gone uncalled.

So why the NBA silence with Rivers’ pointed comments about Malloy’s quick whistle?

The only logical answer is the league recognized Rivers was correct, that “Come on,” no matter the punctuation afterward, should not result in a point for the other team, particularly when the only damage created was to a referee’s ears.

Then came Wednesday night and Wade’s rake across the face of Rajon Rondo that went uncalled at the most critical juncture of overtime. This time no whistle. This time Ray Allen speaking up for Rondo when an exhausted, physically and emotionally, Rondo attempted to duck the issue in his postgame presser.

By and large, Wednesday’s crew got it right, be it going to replay to double-check clear-path fouls or correctly reducing a late Rondo 3-pointer to two points with his foot on the line.

They got all the correctable calls correct.

But that doesn’t make Rondo’s face feel any better.

Or get the Celtics level in this series, with the Heat now up 2-0 heading into Friday’s Game 3.

So expect for silence this time, as well, regarding Rivers’ non-comment comments on the inequity of  Wednesday’s whistle and regarding Allen’s podium defense of the call that Rondo rightly deserved when Wade’s fingers met Rondo’s face.

For all the statements issued by the NBA and Jackson, sometimes silence makes the greatest statement.

Ira Winderman writes regularly for NBCSports.com and covers the Heat and the NBA for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. You can follow him on Twitter @IraHeatBeat.

  1. truthhurtstoo - May 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    poor old creaky Celts…. you’re done. Lucky to win one game this series. The HEAT is too much for you AARP’ers

    • drewsylvania - May 31, 2012 at 11:33 AM

      Somebody’s 8.

      • allmyteamsareterrible - May 31, 2012 at 12:17 PM

        what else do you expect from Miami sports fans? I mean, there are few greater jokes in fandom than people in Miami. See the Dolphins, Marlins, Heat not selling out playoff games, etc… etc.. the list goes on and on. Superficial fans for a superficial city. It’s a match made in heaven.

      • drewsylvania - May 31, 2012 at 12:29 PM

        I’d extend the participation point to all of Florida. Dolphins, Marlins, Heat, Jags, Rays, Bucs, Panthers…the only teams to escape that schneid are the Lightning and Magic.

      • bozosforall - May 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM

        drewsylvania – May 31, 2012 at 11:33 AM
        Somebody’s 8.

        __
        That would make “somebody” twice as old as drewsylvania.

      • drewsylvania - May 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM

        They’re teaching division early these days.

    • southbeachtalent - May 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM

      Did you see Pierce scamper out before the game even ended? What class…

    • 808raiderinparadise - May 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      Mad Haters on the Heat, losers making up consipracy theories about the NBA wanting the Heat to win, LMAO … If any of you thought that to be true, then why do you even watch the NBA?

      Blown calls, they happen ALL-THE-TIME … part of the game, it just so happens its in the Heat’s favor so everyone is crying about it.

      The truth is … the Celtics got an all-time great perfromance out of Rondo, and even with that, and Ray Allen waking up they fell short, an OT game just adds to the mileage of that old-team coming off a 7 game series, Rondo played every minute on that court, the Heat are better, much better and Rondo will not score 44 again in this series, better yet even 24.

      Haters are lame, pathetic individuals, if your a fan of the game, act like one! not a salty hater that complains all the time and dishes out viral comments against a team and players.

      So Miami is a bad sports city? point is??????????? Who is lame enough to take shots at the city and its fans? Just because MIA is up 2-0 thats the only thing they can next hate on? pathetic.

      The HEAT dont even have Bosh …. Mike Miller limps to the corner to shoot 3’s with chronic back pain, Battier is old, they have no center that score ….an x- film room puppet coach … and everyone is complaining? Stop 2 players and you win.

      • bearclo33 - May 31, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        do you live in a box or judging by your name, I assume you’ve never left the island and have a clue what reality is ? Im not even a celtics fan and it is blatantly obvious this series and even the pacers series was fraudulent. Miami has been awarded 24 technical foul shots this post season compared to 6 called on them. Lebron shoots 24 free throws last night (47 for the team), of which half were ticky tack and/or not a FOUL. Paul Pierce fouls out back to back games. Dwayne Wade not only smacks the face of Rondo which completely stole the momentum but kicks Garnett to build space and finishes an AND 1 to go ahead in OT. The problem with this league is that they created a monster that wont be stopped until Stern is gone and a legitimate commissioner comes in to clean it up. Everyone knows that the star players get the benefit of the doubt 100% of the time AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM. Players are ridiculously overpaid and because of that are stigmatized as entitled pieces of dirt. Everyone knows that the Heat are the better team. But the fact is the games are dictated by the whistle and when you constantly allow a team to get the benefit of a doubt (that is tied to ESPN (i.e “Heat Index”)) you create mass hysteria amongst the common NBA fan. I just heard an interview with Donny Marshall on NBC and even he says the general consensus of the average NBA player believes David Stern is corrupt and dictates the league. How else do the Hornets (a league owned team) get the first overall pick????

      • 808raiderinparadise - Jun 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM

        LOL hahahaahahahaahhhhhhhhhhhahahaha CONSPIRACY THEORIES !!!!????I have no graps of reality? If everything was fraudulent then MIA would have won it all last year right? So you think Stern likes Mark Cuban? They despise one another idiot.

        Look at all those stats you obsess over, thats sad.

        Then why do you watch the NBA if you think your so right? hhhmmmm ? Have an answer for that?

        Hanging out in the blogs to educate the masses about Stern and his dictatorship? lmao

        If Stern was controlling the league than why have the Knicks been a laugher for yearsssssss? the biggest baskteball media $$$ market in the country idiot. You would think he would guide them with the refs and everyone in on it right? perhaps control the draft to get them picks right?

        I bet you will have your popcorn out tonight watching the game and evalutaing the officiating? But wait, you think its fraudulent? Then stoip watching and supporting if you think the games are fixed then wtf are you doing in a NBA blog?

        Get a life or go watch the WNBA.

  2. finsphan - May 31, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Nobody will ever be able to convince me that these game are not pre- determined, they are making it obvious that the nba wants the heat in the finals, all going back to the early 2000’s when the nba screwed the kings out of a finals birth for the lakers. dont even get started about the lottery too, hornets get 1st pick…..wow

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - May 31, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      If they want the Heat to win so badly, could they please make it so we don’t have to suffer through 53 minutes of back and forth, dramatic, gut wrenching basketball. Can they make it so LBJ doesn’t have to play 45+ minutes a game? Basically, can they give themselves a little margin for error here?

      • gmen4life33 - May 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM

        no, beacuse then fans will literally stop watching. Right now fans still tune in, its like an adult version of WWE. Heat are a great team, plus they get momentum breaking calls during the game, and the crucial 2-3 calls in the last minutes of games. Impossible to beat when you take into account how good they are without the help.

    • duane888 - May 31, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      and 9-11 was an inside job, right??

    • tk41 - May 31, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      It may appear that way at times, but the NBA is far too large of an enterprise and, frankly, has WAY TOO MUCH TO LOSE to fix games. The Blacksox scandal nearly shut down baseball – the NBA would be no different.

      In an age of excessive media coverage and “exclusive” interviews – it wouldn’t take much to blow the cover off of game fixing. It would take one person doing the right thing (sorry, Tim Donaghey doesn’t count) & the sport would be ruined forever. Decades of work and progress would be wiped clean. While it may appear that way, no one player, team or game is worth the integrity of the sport.

    • 808raiderinparadise - May 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      True the games are pre-determined, just like last year, the NBA loves the Mark Cuban right?

      Idiot.

      The lottery, so 26% chance Charlotte gets the pick and when they don’t its a shock?

      Well based on your intelligence the New Orleans Hornets would have pre-determined wins every game.

      Loser.

  3. mikeytalks - May 31, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Sooo… you’re going to stop watching?

    Didn’t think so.

    • mornelithe - May 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM

      Yeah, I’m actually done watching. Have more important things to do at the moment actually. Gives me a reason to focus on my own life, rather than procrastinating.

  4. isujames - May 31, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    GTFOH, the Heat are going to win anyway.

  5. mungman69 - May 31, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Everybody stop crying. It’s getting sickening!

  6. drewsylvania - May 31, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Actually, what’s funny is that I decided to try to get into the NBA during these playoffs. I saw five minutes of the Celtics’ first round. I saw awful, potentially crooked reffing. I turned it off.

    NBA, your crooked refs are actually reducing your viewership.

    • southbeachtalent - May 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      Ratings and attendance are up this year sooo yeah…

      • drewsylvania - May 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

        Imagine what it would be if their on-court product were better.

      • bearclo33 - May 31, 2012 at 1:55 PM

        The rating are up because ESPN features basketball and especially the heat more then any sport/franchise in sporting news. Most males 15 – 50 who enjoy sports probably tune into ESPN for their news and to watch the games. When you talk NON STOP about a league and every other day play an NBA game during prime time OBVIOUSLY ratings are going to go up because ESPN is the most watched sports network dumb dumb.

        Here’s some food for thought, read this deadspin article and tell me that ESPN and the NBA arent doing everything possible to get the Heat into the Championship:

        http://deadspin.com/5914304/bristolmetrics-nearly-a-fourth-of-all-sportscenter-programming-last-week-was-devoted-to-the-miami-heat

        Thought so…..

      • southbeachtalent - May 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

        Heat 2, Celtics 0

        thought so….

        Let me enlighten you dummy. Heat = Ratings. Why? Cause of the haters.

        Thank you, come again.

      • drewsylvania - May 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

        Like I care about the Celtics or any NBA team…

      • bearclo33 - May 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

        you’ve enlightened that their are morons living in miami congrats southbeachfraud. Heat = ratings because viewers are forced fed the product. No one is denying the talent of Wade and Lebron (both are top 10 in the NBA), but the fact is, Kobe, Durant, Howard and maybe Derrick Rose are all of equal talent and they dont get half of the publicity that your precious no ring ass clown gets. The league is trying to build a successor to Kobe as they had Jordan prior and Lebron doesnt even sniff their jocks.

      • southbeachtalent - Jun 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM

        “Heat = ratings because viewers are forced fed the product.”

        sheep…

      • duane888 - May 31, 2012 at 4:19 PM

        @ bearclo33

        Name another duo in the NBA more exciting to watch than Lebron & Wade. Don’t even try to say Durant & Westbrook, they’re a distant second.

        It’s no different than the NY Yankees when George Steinbrenner was alive or the SF 49’ers with Joe Montana. Ppl want to see the ‘great teams’ of their generation put on a show. Right now it’s the Miami Heat.

        All you whiners need to give it a rest already.

      • bearclo33 - May 31, 2012 at 6:31 PM

        @duane888 The NBA is COMPLETELY different then baseball and basketball. That is a terrible comparison. The stars of the NBA are favored far more then any other sport, and it shows when one player can single handily get to the line almost as much as the entire opposing team (lebron 24 FT). The only position close is an NFL QB.

        I never said Lebron and D-Wade arent exciting, I simply said they are covered far more then any other team in the nba (and that is a problem). Do you see ESPN covering just one NFL team during the year? Or better yet, having a “Heat Index” page on espn.com. I thought so.

        I bet you were one of the idiotic nba fans that thought “the decision” was awesome, your simply fueling the fire

      • duane888 - May 31, 2012 at 8:04 PM

        @ bearclo33

        No it’s not completely different. If ESPN features bball, it’s bcuz we’re in bball season and the playoffs are here right now. Otherwise, the NFL garners more viewers.

        My comparison’s are fair:

        NFL-during Cam’s rookie year, he put up amazing #’s for a rookie qb not seen b4, yet Carolina had no nationally televised games. What team was Nationally televised for more than 1/2 of a losing season – the Philly Eagles and Michael Vick. Check your facts.

        BASEBALL – the last couple years has been the St Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols. Before that it was the NY Yankees when they were winning championships which seemed like every other year.

    • bozosforall - May 31, 2012 at 1:40 PM

      Five minutes? Typical fairweather behavior from a Boston “fan”.

      • drewsylvania - May 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

        Thanks for the continuing free classes on “How to Become a Dumb Hater”.

      • bozosforall - Jun 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

        You mean those same classes that originated in New England way back when Babe Ruth became a Yankee? Hypocrisy runs rampant in New England.

  7. finsphan - May 31, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Stopped watching about 10 yrs ago, just watch the highlights and recaps now, just like I stopped watching wrestling, dont need to see the fix, just tell me how it ended. David stern = vince mcmahon, james and wade = cena and cm punk….wait, thats not fair to cena, he has won titles

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - May 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM

      More Miami Fan on Miami Fan crime. Sad.

    • BigBeachBall - May 31, 2012 at 12:08 PM

      u follow wresting and organized sports? didn’t know that guy existed…

    • hwatt - May 31, 2012 at 12:23 PM

      see, at least with wrestling they’ve admitted it’s fake, so a lot of fans high school age and up watch it like it’s any other scripted show for entertainment.

      The NBA, however, is still trying to assert that nothing is scripted beforehand. How many of the leagues top guys (spoelstra, rivers, pretty much ever top player in the league) have to go on record saying the refs are crooked before Stern and half the fans out there wake up??

    • southbeachtalent - May 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM

      Hey supposed finsphan..

      So your a football fan huh. So am I. Huge one in fact. I’ve seen countless games were a pass inteference changes the whole game. I’ve seen holding penalties that weren’t or were called that changed the whole course of the game. Remember the Hochuli Broncos fumble call? Remember the 2002 NCAA Football Championship game? Ohio State vs. Miami? When we got robbed?? How about when the 75 year old ref spots a ball one chain link short causing a change of possesion? I can go on for days. Point is officiating is and will always be subjective. Its part of the deal. If you think its fixed and still watch you are enabling the machine.

      I watch because 9 out of 10 times the right call is made. I believe my eyes, and acknowledge that I am bias. But I have never watched a game I thought was “fixed”.

      So I can go ahead and bank on the Heat winning it all? All in? Would you?

      I think not..

      At the end of the day it’s 2-0 Miami. Deal with it.

    • bozosforall - May 31, 2012 at 1:47 PM

      Wade won a title in 2006. You = FAIL

      • pgjimmy - May 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

        He was comparing Cena to James, CM Punk to Wade.
        You = FAIL. Grab a life

    • bozosforall - May 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

      Stopped watching 10 years ago? Yet you still post here. GTHO.

  8. BLEED BOSTON - May 31, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Reblogged this on BLEED BOSTON and commented:
    NBA knows what i’m talking about. Last night does not look good for these fools.

  9. abchome - May 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    The refs screwed this series. But it doesn’t matter anyway, as Spurs will destroy either team.

    • hwatt - May 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

      well.. if the refs screwed this one, what makes you think they won’t inflate the Spurs series?

      • abchome - May 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

        It won’t be close enough for the refs to screw.

  10. mannyfresh209 - May 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    The NBA is such a fixed sport. That’s why they had Dwight vs Kobe, instead of LeBron vs Kobe right? So much more of an intriguing matchup.

    Get real nerds

    • southbeachtalent - May 31, 2012 at 1:33 PM

      Funny thing is they are being real.. Sad isn’t it?

  11. jamesbmckay - May 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    One call is all that matters and that was Wade’s rake of RR’s face. Changed the game and gave it to the Heat. It appears the Laker ‘refs’ are on vacation in Miami this week.

    • duane888 - May 31, 2012 at 4:29 PM

      Anytime someone gets close to Rondo or Pierce, the arms start flailing wildly in the air. Don’t believe me, watch the games more closely. Rondo’s been doing a great acting job in both games. You don’t think the ref’s see it and become immune to it??

  12. rodge1 - May 31, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    So now the games are fixed? You people are crazy. So is Bosh’s injury some sort of
    conspiracy too? Oh that’s right, your conspiracies only apply when Miami wins. Losers

    • havok82 - May 31, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      Bosh’s injury, Avery Bradley’s injury….not fixed.

      When one team gets every 50-50 call and almost every blown call works in their favor, people are going to take notice. 33 personal fouls to 18. 47 free throws to 29. Those are REAL numbers. Miami had a great 3rd quarter and it brought them back from the dead. When the Celtics counterpunched in the 4th, the officials sent a listless Heat team to the line 9 times (8 made FT’s). They only scored 18 in the frame.

      The Heat are the most marketable team in the NBA. The Lakers are old and dying on the vine. Up until this year, so were the Spurs. The Celtics are old, too. The Bulls? Well, if Rose was healthy….

      There is no question that a league STARVING for revenue wants their most marketable franchise to be in their biggest event. Whether they tweak things to make it happen, I can’t say. Based on the weird officiating in the first two games, I have my concerns.

      • duane888 - May 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

        Hey loser, teams that crash the boards and go into the paint usually gets the calls. Boston is a jump shooting team, Miami is not. That’s the difference !!!

  13. southbeachtalent - May 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    hahahahahahahahahaha

    pitiful and hilarious all at the same time!!

    A little cheese with your whine?

  14. truthhurtstoo - May 31, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    And I thought the Pacer fans were whiners… man up and admit that the HEAT are the superior team.
    Crying about the refs is pathetic!

    • southbeachtalent - May 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

      boohoo the refs have it out for us… boohooo..

      weak…

  15. BrownsTown (the 1st one, not the new guy using my name) - May 31, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    My only question is who is going to clobber Wade with a cheap shot since he touched Rondo’s face? I remember that being the precedent for some reason.

    • sabatimus - May 31, 2012 at 1:39 PM

      Kevin McHale.

  16. jmillbpc - May 31, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Anybody claiming the officials haven’t screwed the Celtics over in last nights game needs to get a pair of glasses and learn something about basketball.

  17. neelymessier - May 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Yes the Celts are old,but they also lost four bench players to season ending injuries, are in the playoffs with Allen’s ankle filled with bone spurs and Pierce’s knee barely functional. The foul disparity was preposterous in the Heat’s favor, with Lebron and Wade getting calls for being defended and barely picking up any themselves.

    Heat fans enjoy, you don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of beating the Spurs.

    • bozosforall - May 31, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      The Celtics would have had even LESS of a chance of beating nearly every team in the West, kneeldownformessier. Sour grapes, no doubt..from a Boston loser.

    • duane888 - May 31, 2012 at 4:41 PM

      Foul disparities are simple:

      Younger athletic teams use their legs to gain position and properly defend. Older and slower teams use their hands and get hit with reach-in fouls. Advantage – younger team.

  18. kvh59 - May 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    While I agree that wade should have gotten the foul called against rondo, I think it’s horrible journalism to say rondo got raked across the face. That is so far from the truth, when they showed the replay wade barely touched the top of his head. Please people stop listening to these biased reporters and think for yourselves. Watch the replay again and it’s obvious rondo was acting there. Then on the and 1 that van gundy said should have been a foul on wade, let’s get real, when have you ever seen that called? Especially on a superstar in the playoffs….not once! Stop listening to the Yahoos who obviously hate the heat.

  19. ezmagic - May 31, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    The 2009 magic were much better than lebron, the cavs and the refs that year that’s why it was Dwight vs Kobe

    To all you heat fans calling the Cs old, half of the heat roster is over 33, some well over 33 lol. You just have 2 super stars, nazi stern, nba refs that give them the advantage every game. Proof in the last 2 games with all the quick techs and blown calls. Nba, something FIXED is happening

    • blueintown - May 31, 2012 at 3:45 PM

      The Heat have one player over the age of thirty-three.

  20. havok82 - May 31, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    The Heat have the 2 best players in this series (although Rondo is pushing Wade for that second spot). What I think pisses most people off is what exists in almost all sports: preferential bias towards superstars. Lebron is a big dude, and they treat him like he’s glass. He throws his weight around and gets away with it more often than not. Wade is just Houdini. He can kick, smack, flop, and not get called for anything. It is a special talent. Calling fouls on talentless bench players does not “even” things out.

    The NBA has big time issues and, until Stern nuts up, people will question him. Silence is deafening sometimes. Sending out canned responses “Our refs are the best in sports”, is just laughable when any casual fan knows it is just lip service. They are bad. Refs should be invisible for the most part. Seeing Pierce get fouled out on a jump shot while watching D Wade karate kick KG on a jump shot is laughable.

    All fans ever ask is that a game be called evenly. Call what needs to be called, but call it the same for both teams. If touching at the top of the key is bad, I expect that a foul that send James to the stripe would send Tony Parker, or Manu Ginnobli, or any other player there, too.

  21. sportsinhd - May 31, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    I’m not sure there’s a conspiracy agains the Celtics, but the officiating is awful, period. The non-call on the rake to Rondo’s face might have been the most important play in the game. It was a four point swing and the straw that seemed to break the Celtics.

    Heat fans are dancing around the issue (and acting like fifth graders), but it was a huge play and non-call. Everything that’s infuriating about the NBA has been on display in these first two games: ridiculous technicals, inconsistent officiating, and blown calls.

  22. labratre - May 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Truthhurtstoo, AARPERS, lmao, that’s so funny. Rondo impressed the hell out of me though. If he can develop a consistent jumper, look out. He’ll be the best PG in the league.

  23. jimmymarlinsfan - May 31, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    being a hurricane fan prepped me for everyone around me to hate my team with irrational passion. This is more of the same. While the non call on Rondo was a bad one to miss, the game was called pretty fairly, haters just see what they want to see and the refs give it to them(kinda like fox news).

    Fact is, the Heat attack the basket with reckless abandon and most other teams rely on jump shooters and don’t want to run to the extent the Heat do. Older teams become tired teams and they play with their hands and stop moving their feet. But hey, who am I to introduce a little logic to the haters who’s mind are already set in stone and feel the need to comment on everything Miami

  24. j0esixpack - May 31, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    The NBA knows that when the only person on Planet Earth thinks the officials made the right call is a crazy middle school student named bozosforall, it really is a bad call.

    • bozosforall - May 31, 2012 at 7:34 PM

      Plenty of people KNOW that the officials made the right call. Funny that the NBA hasn’t come out today and said otherwise. You know…like they did when the refs screwed over the Hawks in the first round.

      People with short memories like j0esuxd!ck conveniently forget about how the Celtics benefitted from an admitted mistake by the refs though. Then again, kindergarteners like j0e do lack the ability to remember much beyond what they had at snackie time.

      • j0esixpack - Jun 1, 2012 at 6:09 PM

        Your fellow middle school students must be very impressed with your homophobic insults

        But you only humiliate yourself further when you do it here – though I don’t think that’s possible at this point.

      • bozosforall - Jun 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM

        Humiliate myself? You pretend that I care what you jealous and bitter Boston chumps think of me. Why would I care what a bunch of kindergarteners think, j0esuxd!ck?

  25. ajpurp - May 31, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    I don’t like the heat at all, as I am a Knick fan, which speaks volumes in and of itself. Flat out the calls in game one were absolutely terrible, one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen. I was complaining the same way during the Knicks series, but they’re just horrible. However, game 2 was not even close
    To game 1, the refs did an overall solid job, every single game no matter who refs or plays has missed calls, even bobcats wizards games, not that ive seen any. The fact they missed the Wade call isn’t that big of a deal seeing as how they missed a couple on the celtics too, like Garnetts obvious and blatant foul right in front of the ref on Chalmers around the pick, out of bounds before he hit the late game 3, but it went in so no big deal right? Or the jump ball where Rondo was quite literally a monkey on James back. It goes both ways folks, just because they missed a call at a certain time that honestly wasn’t all that easy to see, even on the first replay, doesn’t mean the entire game is fixed. Game 1 can be argued, game 2 they did a great overall job and missed calls happen. So yeah, Boston fans you can complain and whine about game 1, it’s earned. But game 2, you don’t have a leg to stand on.

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