The Rockets star calls a "good chance" to the referees as the Warriors escape Game 1 of their Western semifinals.
Published at 1:45 p.m. on April 29, 2019
Updated 1:45 PM, April 29, 2019
FIRST BLOOD. Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors escape from James Harden and the Houston Rockets in the opening of the Western Conference semifinals. Photo of the Twitter account of the NBA (@NBA)
LOS ANGELES, USA UU – Golden State Wariors forward Draymond Green says referees are human and that James Harden should look in the mirror before criticizing playoff arbitration.
"I received a foul from James in a triple from James before," Green said. "I think we can all sit here and complain about calls to all parties."
Green said that when it comes to closed competitions, both teams can usually argue that they got rough treatment from the officials at some point.
"It's the nature of the game we play in. Arbitration is not an exact science," Green said.
Harden, who has been a vocal critic of the officials throughout the season, called a "good chance" to the referees after Houston lost 104-100 in Game 1 of the Western semifinals on Sunday, April 28 (Monday 29). April, Philippines time). ).
Harden and the Rockets were especially upset by what they believed were several attempts not to make their three-point attempts.
"I mean, I just want a good opportunity, man," said Harden, who scored 35 points but was 4 of 16 from beyond the goal. "Call the game as it's supposed to be called, and that's it, and I'll live with the results."
Harden figured he was fouled in a pair of three-point attempts in the second half, including Green in a potential attempt to tie the game with 7 seconds left.
Green said the Warriors could make the same case.
"They (the Rockets) could also have fired 20 fewer free throws, but if that's the case, then we could have thrown 20 more free throws," Green said.
Houston coach Mike D & # 39; Antoni backed Harden's criticism on Sunday, but did not go into detail because he feared a slap on the wrist.
"I'm going to try to be a good guy because I do not really want to give them charity, I prefer that my charity has the money," said D & # 39; Antoni, referring to a possible fine for criticizing officiating.
Assuming that referees have been a hot topic among players since the NBA presented the "Last Minute Report", in which they publicly evaluate the performance of their officials in the games within 5 points in the last two minutes .
The league initiated the report to try to be more transparent.
Kendrick Perkins, a 14-year veteran in the NBA, wonders what all this fuss is about.
"Everyone is so busy worrying about faults being called, forget about trying to win the game," Perkins posted on his Twitter account on Sunday. – Rappler.com