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Paul George believes that Thunder “has not become a fair whistle all year round”

Photo: Mark J. Terrill (AP Photo) Thunder achieved a rare achievement in their 118-110 loss for Clippers on Friday that they will probably not think about when the season finally ends for them. For the second time in the last 10 seasons, three traitors destroyed before the end of regulation: Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams, by ESPN. The second time it happened was with Washington Wizards back in 2014, so not the best company to keep. Since something like this rarely ever happens, Thunder players were understandably upset, with Paul George as the most critical of having the team dealt with recently. "It's just bad official," George said. "I'm sorry, just poor officiating. We don't get a fair whistle. We haven't got a fair whistle all year round. … Someone has to look into this. It goes out of hand, where we somehow just go And goes to the line, and there is no one who gets more contact. If I do not speak for myself, I speak for Russ. There is no one who gets more contact than Russ goes to the basket. And that's just crazy. " I do not understand it. It's a piece of shit that is on that floor. We give everything we have. We play hard. We take hold of us. We get scratches, pats, held, shoved. And there's nothing for it. The officials just have to go out, and there is nothing to punish them for not playing the game properly.…

Photo: Mark J. Terrill (AP Photo)

Thunder achieved a rare achievement in their 118-110 loss for Clippers on Friday that they will probably not think about when the season finally ends for them. For the second time in the last 10 seasons, three traitors destroyed before the end of regulation: Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams, by ESPN. The second time it happened was with Washington Wizards back in 2014, so not the best company to keep.

Since something like this rarely ever happens, Thunder players were understandably upset, with Paul George as the most critical of having the team dealt with recently.

“It’s just bad official,” George said. “I’m sorry, just poor officiating. We don’t get a fair whistle. We haven’t got a fair whistle all year round. … Someone has to look into this. It goes out of hand, where we somehow just go And goes to the line, and there is no one who gets more contact. If I do not speak for myself, I speak for Russ. There is no one who gets more contact than Russ goes to the basket. And that’s just crazy.

” I do not understand it. It’s a piece of shit that is on that floor. We give everything we have. We play hard. We take hold of us. We get scratches, pats, held, shoved. And there’s nothing for it. The officials just have to go out, and there is nothing to punish them for not playing the game properly. “

Usually, one is called an overall review of official practice, often a result of frustration with one or two bodies at the end of a game, or a match against James Harden. But George has a legitimate grip here. Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams went each time to the line 15 times and Clippers had 20 more free attempts than Thunder had (46-26 split). George and Westbrook also joined Phoenix Shawn Marion and Amar & e’s Stoudemire (2007) and Lakers Shaquille O & # 39 ; Neal and Kobe Bryant (1999) as the third All-Star duo to fold out generally in the last 20 seasons, things were not much better than just a game earlier from a free throw shot perspective, as thunder had 15 fewer attempts than Trail Blazers in his overtime win

There seems to be some news feeling that plays for George here, while the difference between Thunder and Clipper’s freestyle attempt is remarkably leading the Clipper’s league in points like is obtained from the line (percentage) and free throw attempts. This is just something that happens when teams play Clippers. It is also worth pointing out that the thunderstorm has the seventh highest free kick this season, but unfortunately they do not utilize these opportunities because they have the third worst team’s free throw percentage in the league.

But if you combine George’s commentary with what Westbrook had to say after the game, you get closer to a reasonable point.

“Playing without roughness is difficult at times,” said Westbrook, who had 32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assistances. “Many of these guys like to play to become fouled. So is the game today. It’s not really basketball. You just play to be fouled to see what’s going on.”

It makes sense to get frustrated when you see that players get whistles blown to their advantage after excessive contact – which, although George and Westbrook have done both in their careers – when you think you do not get enough loss even though your playing style is more physical and heavy on the contact. In general, officials seem to be doing more to reward cynical playing behavior. Judges have the task of making in-depth interpretations of a heavy rule book and players talking about manipulating them to believe that an offense has been committed against them do not make things easier. The role usually associated with college players of the guy who knows how to take a fee has been brought into the NBA, only in a more bastardised manner that requires more actors than defensive positioning. It is a problem that only gets worse if there is no serious review.

This is an important decision that the NBA will come sooner rather than later. We know that the solution does not come immediately, but it is only because the league must assess fines for George and Westbrook first.

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