NBA: Jefferson Fouled Durant; Tech Should Have Been Called On LeBron

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NBA: Jefferson Fouled Durant; Tech Should Have Been Called On LeBron 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:55 am

The NBA said Richard Jefferson should have been called for a foul on the final play of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 109-108 win over the Golden State Warriors when he made "foot contact" with Kevin Durant. It was determined to have affected Durant's SQBR (speed, quickness, balance, rhythm) on the play.


The game ended with Durant missing a 34-foot 3-point attempt from the floor as time expired.


"I fell," Durant said. "And I didn't fall on my own."


The league also determined that LeBron James' dunk with 1:43 remaining, which put the Cavs up 105-103 and gave them their first lead since the first quarter, should have resulted in a technical foul for "deliberately hanging on the rim" after the dunk was completed.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

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Re: NBA: Jefferson Fouled Durant; Tech Should Have Been Called On LeBron 

Post#2 » by meekrab » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:29 am

Um yeah. This was obvious if you were watching the game. Shame on the refs, shame on the NBA for not disciplining the refs.
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Re: NBA: Jefferson Fouled Durant; Tech Should Have Been Called On LeBron 

Post#3 » by PapaBear53 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:29 pm

And you know for a fact they weren't? Just because it wasn't done publically doesn't mean it wasn't done.
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Re: NBA: Jefferson Fouled Durant; Tech Should Have Been Called On LeBron 

Post#4 » by Kids Are Alright » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:06 pm

Officials swallow their whistles in crunch time, but those were two absolute must-calls. LeBron obviously was taunting and Durant was tripped, and I was rooting for the Cavs.
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Re: NBA: Jefferson Fouled Durant; Tech Should Have Been Called On LeBron 

Post#5 » by LaRance » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:25 pm

Meh! You cant make those 2 calls in the final minutes of the 4th quarter, especially on Christmas day, especially in a cavs/warrior battle. Great Job Refs!!
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Re: NBA: Jefferson Fouled Durant; Tech Should Have Been Called On LeBron 

Post#6 » by chipchipperson » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:14 am

A foul's a foul but Jesus Christ can we stop with the no taunting nonsense. Have the people who make these rules ever played or watched sports?
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Re: NBA: Jefferson Fouled Durant; Tech Should Have Been Called On LeBron 

Post#7 » by hyberx » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:52 am

Once again, a clutch performance by the NBA Refs with timely bad whistles and swallowed calls. They never disappoint.

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