Another wasted opportunity, leading by 14 in the third quarter, and then blaming
the officials. Sure, they booted the call, but why were the Jazz in a position
that it mattered? They seem to have a hard time learning that the game is 4
quarters and they need to play until the final buzzer.
@toosmart - Agree with you totally. They should have never allowed themselves
to be in that position at the end of the game.Bad execution and dumb
mistakes are the reason for this loss, not the officials.
It's an "entertainment event" not a competition. Not sure why
sports betting is allowed on nba games? You can't bet on the outcome of a
Dick Bavetta's birthday is coming up in a few days. I'm sending him a
nice pair of eye glasses. That was the worst performance I've seen by a ref
in a long time.
The Jazz stopped defending in the 3Q and were giving up everything at the rim.
Griffin went largely unchecked for most of the second half. They settled for
jump shots on the offensive end. When they stopped making the jumpers they were
so far out of rhythm that they couldn't get back into it. Don't blame
the refs, guys. You burned a double digit lead.
Refs have a way of being influenced by which team is hot at the moment. However,
the other older, gray-haird ref (not Bavetta) is the one who made some of the
worst calls of the night. He should be punished by the league for his
incompetence or prejudice, whichever makes him do this consistently against the
Jazz when he refs their games.