I disagree, so I'd love to know where people think Memphis got the upper hand in game 1 for game 2 to be a "makeup" game?. In stating how they officiated game 2, I gave explanation & examples with my claims that I have yet to see about game 1. So I'd like to hear them.
Here's my explanation & example of game 1.
Gobert committed 11 fouls before fouling out with 6 in 25 mins. I'm thinking that's where the belief is Utah got robbed, Gobert playing only 25 mins ?
With video proof -
first 4 mins of the game, 2 fouls were committed on Jonas, one that should have been an & 1 on the opening play. What's not seen was another foul he picked up in the first 4, where he should have had 3 fouls but instead only had 1. Snyder took him off the Jonas matchup to get him off his physicality in part to save him from fouling (My assumption), was able to bring him back against the bench because he only had 1 foul where he should have had more & that's where Jazz had their biggest run of the game to lead by 13. In game 2, that was not a Memphis luxury afforded. Both key players for Memphis Jonas & Brooks were fouled out the game in the first Q, targeted, not protected like Gobert was in fouling out in game 1.
Down the stretch where Grizz were up 15. An over the back by Gobert once again, not called, a goaltend on Brooks "missed", a Jonas & 1 ruled on the floor is 5pts taken away from Memphis & 3 possession given to Utah, an 11pt swing, which is how the game ended by a possession with Memphis up 15 late 4th, official rulings.
My memory is still fresh of Gobert flopping baseline on Anderson, when he was supposed to be ridding bench.. especially after the early scrum between the bench & Anderson, Gobert walked under the basket to try & flop on him, where he should have been hit with a foul & or tech for instigating apposed to Memphis worrying whether Anderson would get a cheap tech to pull the game to within 1 on a player not involved in the play..
Must be nice to commit endless fouls & get rewarded for flops to draw them because if he didn't, Utah's defense would collapse & Jonas would have had another strong game by just being allowed to play. There was none between Jonas & the hoop when 2pts were taken away & a tech awarded on a flop, ridiculous, especially after they turned a blind eye to a clear elbow by Gobert to the face on him earlier in the game which should have been 2 & the ball back. That one sequence is a potential 10pt swing in a 12pt loss. The bucket taken away & awarded tech on Jonas also came when Memphis pulled the game to within 3, 3rd Q, which shifts momentum. You go from nearly tying the game to down 6. Not to long after Favors got away with fouling Jonas on another made basket that should have been an & 1, a play Brooks saw & reacted too from 3 rows back on the Memphis bench.. you would think the ref right there would have a better view but to his defense, he's probably blind not seeing that clear elbow by Gobert to the face of a player when sitting right there baseline.
Let me here your take now on how they favored Memphis.