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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  8 responses

George Karl Refuses to Play ‘Blame the Refs’ Game

Well, sort of. Not really: “It just seems very frustrating for me to sit here and have to worry about every — like it’s the gamesmanship in the press conference on refereeing,’ Karl said. ‘I just wish it wasn’t. That’s not part of coaching for me…The stat sheet says they defended it better. They blocked more shots. We didn’t get as many paint points. But I’m not sure that’s the case…Phil is so much better at it than I am, so much more philosophical about the whistle and how it changed,’ Karl said. ‘I don’t know. Nene has six fouls. Three or four of them don’t exist. I think Stan Van Gundy says it right: In the postgame, we’re lobbying for the league to help us with the refereeing. This is too good of a series. This is too good of teams competing that we’re sitting here just confused by the whistle.’”

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  • finest hour

    first!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’d blame a shi*ty shot selection (TOO MANY THREE’S, IDIOTS) from the late stages of the 3rd to the finish and careless turnovers, especially by Chauncey.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    No worries, Lakers have the next game off.

  • alex

    hahhahah what a failure as a coach blame the reffs when things get hard great example for your players coach! no wonder why denver has NEVER messured up to the Elite teams like LA Boston or Cleveland

  • http://www.manutd.com/ Z

    Eboy, I don’t know about too many 3s. Orlando is making me reconsider the way I’ve always seen playoffs basketball. Hollinger has some eye popping stats on this. The teams that take (not even make) the most 3s are on top of the L. As long as you play strong defense, you can pretty much let em fly. As JVG keeps saying in every broadcast, the transition 3 is virtually impossible to guard.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Z…..the Nugs don’t shoot the three like the Magic do….they’re a bang on the inside/let Melo and Chauncey get perimiter looks team. Matter of fact, I’d be curious to see Chauncey’s shooting percentage from three this series. He always seems to be open for threes and misses a ton of good looks.

  • Jon from Boston

    hes right no question the lakers get more freethrows than the nuggets for the simple fact that the nba is trying to creat a new jordan we are not stupid all you have to do is look at how many free throws kobe and lebron took this season that is the only reason they r were they are its a shame that the referee that got convisted for his felony was right all along dont get me wrong i love the nba but they got to call a fair game and see were that takes the lakers cause it seems to me that the refs is the only reason that kobe get hes points is because they dont give the players a honest priveledge to play defense on him same with lebron cause the take way to many free throws not saying they dont deserve points just saying 1/4 of does free throws shouldnt even be there they dont fouled that much please you guys just trying to hard to create something that should b done by hard work cause all you guys showing is that kobe and lebron r a joke just like there comercials if you want to witness amazing dont baby your star players and let the fans get what they deserve which is what a fair game

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sesa-Opas/738856357 Sesa

    Co-sign Anton.
    This series will go to the game 7.

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