Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bottom Line

Here's the bottom line in the Lakers / Spurs crazy ending to game 4:

1) Replays showed that Fisher's shot grazed the rim and the shot clock should have been reset

2) Replays showed that Odom's "goaltend" on Parker was a legal block. Odom touched the ball before it hit the rim. (the curious question to this play is why Doug Collins and Marv Albert didn't notice this. I saw this when they first played the replay from sitting on my couch)

3) Replays showed (and the NBA admitted) that a foul should have been called on Fisher on the last play.

Bottom line: All 3 of those calls were during the final minute, 2 during the final 3 seconds. 2 of 3 went the Spurs way, on their home court, and the Lakers still won. I will give the credit to the Spurs for taking the high road - that's a classy organization!


Jonathan said...

the grammar on this site sucks!

Walton's Wisdom said...

I had the same reaction after the Odom goaltend call.... he blocked it INTO the backboard, not vice versa. This is the first time I've seen it mentioned, though.

LeakBrewerGator said...

I had the same reactions to the Fisher and Odom calls, but I thought it was just because I'm a Lakers fan. That is, until I saw a couple replays.

I was completely surpirsed that the Spurs didn't get the final call. It seems throughout these entire playoffs the home court team has had a tremendous advantage in the foul calls. It's starting to get out of hand in the NBA.