Bizarre ending to the Cavs-Pacers game last night, as the refs made two highly-questionable calls that essentially decided the game.
Apparently, Cavs coach Mike Brown failed to appreciate the delicious irony in the Pacers’ decision to run the exact same play that he had ran seconds before (and get bailed out by the refs, too). From the Plain-Dealer:
“I went back and I watched the last two plays and that last call on LeBron was the worst call I’ve ever been a part of,” a seething Brown said. “I cannot imagine another worse call than that by that official. It was an awful call and for him to take away a basketball game from a team with .4 seconds on the clock is irresponsible. That is an irresponsible call.”
“It was predetermined from the call that was made on the other end of the floor and it was very unfortunate because there were a lot of men out on the floor that were working their (behind) off to try to win the ball game. We got that game taken away from us on a horse — excuse my French — horsecrap call with .2 seconds left on the clock by that official. Absolutely horrible.”
Settle down, coach. You and Joey Crawford are both wrong here. And for your troubles, expect a call from Stu Jackson by day’s end.