Celts Beat Magic 92-88 Despite Refs, Broadcasters

May 16th, 2010 by Alan Meister Leave a reply »
The Celtics held the Orlando Magic in check for most of the game with a tenuous defense and a solid offense with Ray Allen scoring 25 and Pierce 22. Still, in order to win they had to overcome an awful, and even questionable job done by the referees.

It seems for most of the game, the referees had blinders on that favored the Magic, whose charms came up sort this time. Clearly, time and time again they let Dwight Howard off the hook.

In the first period, Howard came over the back of Perkins to get a rebound, elbowed him in the stomach, and bumped him aggressively, and even gave Glen Davis a nice elbow in the face. No calls. Howard once even stepped out of bounds. No call.

Even the broadcasters got into the game when a ball went out on bounds off Howard's knee stating that it that had not touched him, although the replay clearly showed it did.

Then when Rondo drove to the basket and was hammered by Howard, the referees watched idly by, looking up at the stars perhaps.

The game's broadcasters stated the refs were just letting the rough play go by, but the Celtics, on short end of the stick, ...

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