Monday, February 20, 2012

76ers robbed of victory over Timberwolves

Barstool - Philly

Love scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 0.1 seconds left, to lift the Timberwolves to a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.


With the Target Center crowd of 18,759 standing and roaring, Love drove to the basket off an inbound play with his head down and tempted Andre Iguodala to reach in and try to swipe the ball away from the baseline. The whistle sounded, Love walked to the line, and he calmly swished both shots.
ESPN


I did not catch this game because I was busy covering the Celtics last night.  Anyway, our friends over at Barstoolsports (well really Barstool-Philly) pointed this gaffe out.  I was always under the impression that NBA officials do not want to make a call that will determine a game.  They did this last night.  Barstool Philly and I are not alone here, let's take a look at what Libertyballers (a 76er blog) had to say:

Liberty Ballers
Kevin Love had played a terrible game offensively (7-23 from the field) but with just over 3 seconds left, was the benefit of a call from the refs that was as generous as it was rare.
In all three shots, Dre's hand only has ball, not any wrist, elbow, bicep, fingers, or crotch. For all intents, the only possible body part on Andre's person that could be touching Mr. Love is his forearm. That could be rubbing up against Love's inner elbow and frictioning some contact. Other than that, he's all clear.



I guess superstar's get superstar calls. Even if it takes a victory away from a better team without a "superstar".

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

that wasn't where the foul was called!! It was on a body foul by elton brand. laughable that you get a page dedicated to pleading a non call on igudala

Anonymous said...

the foul wasn't called on this play!!! why are you talking about andre? he wasn't called for a foul here. elton brand was who the foul was on...wow

Jacob Noble said...

Clearly you two bozos missed my first sentence "I did not catch this game because I was busy covering the Celtics last night. Anyway, our friends over at Barstoolsports (well really Barstool-Philly) pointed this gaffe out. "

Also, go yell at those publications for pointing this out.

Jacob Noble said...

Oh you idiots!!!! go look at the play by play. you both are wrong!!

"0:00 Andre Iguodala shooting foul (Kevin Love draws the foul) 91-90"
http://espn.go.com/nba/playbyplay?gameId=320219016&period=4

SO SUCK ON THAT!

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