Toronto Raptor Trainer Nick Nursing’s frustration was boiled over after a 95-86 loss for Denver Nuggets on Sunday, with the coach directing his ears to officials not to blame wrong with star Kawhi Leonard.
Nurse was particularly concerned that Leonard had only four free throws in loss despite Leonard’s work around the rim.
“Tonight was a very serious case of a guy who played well, took it to the rim and just got stuck, grip, poked, slapped, hit and everything. And they refused to call any of it, said nurse to reporters. “It was incredible to me. You can not say that one of the best players in the league takes one hundred hits in that game and shoots four free throws. “
“It’s ridiculous,” allowed a nurse. “The guy is one of the best players in the league, he does not complain. They only turn and take care of the other. It has lasted throughout the year. “
Leonard had 29 points and 14 rebounds for Eastern Conference-leading Raptors, who finished 2-2 on his road trip.
Leonard scored all four free throws on Sunday. coach’s assessment but beat it off.
“It has been very physical. I’m just going with the next game, “Leonard said.” I’m proud to just keep moving and continue. “
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.