Did the Nets Deserve the Foul Call?

by November 12, 2009

They seem to think so, after the apparent no-call on the game’s biggest play: “The Nets received a fair whistle in Wednesday night’s 82-79 defeat against Philly, but the officials took the fifth on the biggest play of the game: a gorgeous spin-back drive from Brook Lopez that drew a lot of contact on his arm from Sam Dalembert, down one with 13.9 seconds left. Just two players earlier, the Sixers got a very favorable call, and Marreese Speights completed the three-point play to give them the 80-79 lead. Lopez – and the entire arena – went ballistic over his non-call. But he didn’t complain in postgame. He left that to his teammates.”