Lakers Resume Storied Rivalry With Celtics; Defeat Suns, Refs

May 29th, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »

My philosophy is that in a 7 game series, the better team wins 10 out of 10 times. Referees can certainly make things difficult, but my belief is that the better team will always triumph.

Well, the refs in Phoenix certainly did all in their power to prove me wrong.

Forget the Suns-favoring 20.5 average free throw differential in the two games the Suns did manage to win, forget the innumerable, blatant fouls the Suns committed essentially for free, the refs capped off their all-out effort to prolong the series when they called Sasha Vujacic for a flagrant foul early in the fourth quarter.

That call not only gifted the Suns with two free throws, but also awarded them possession – all after a possession in which they had already scored. That call propelled the Suns to a 16-4 run and a free pass to get right back into the game.

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