It was blatantly obvious that officiating was one sided in Game 4.
The Heat had twice the free throw attempts the Pacers had.
But contrary to Paul George’s post game comments, the refs “home cooking” was NOT the biggest difference in the game.
(I would like to add that the offensive foul called on Lance as he scored on Wade in the 3rd was total BS and highlights the officiating performance last night)
Despite the referee’s role Miami had 20pts off Indy turnovers. (Heat won by 12)
Paul George contributed 5 of those turnovers.
If you cut those turnovers in half its a completely different game.
There were also a few defensive lapses by Indiana, pointed out by Jeff Van Gundy on the ESPN broadcast, that were just flat out unacceptable.
You can not expect to beat a team with 3 Hall of Famers by giving them the ball and letting them score.
I am still fuming about Game’s 2 & 3.
If George could have shot 40% from the floor and 90% from the line, as should be standard operating procedure for a $100 million dollar player, the Pacers would be up 3-1 right now.
Paul George, his Coach Frank Vogel, and the rest of the Pacers have no one to blame but themselves for the hole they have dug for themselves.
The 6 straight turnovers that directly contributed to Indy blowing their 15pts lead in Game 3 were sloppy and bush league.
For real they looked like the JV squad getting school’d by the Varsity.
Don’t ask me how Haslem and Anderson are out muscling our front line.
Or how Ray Allen is defending the younger, taller and more athletic Paul George, but its happening.
It’s why the Pacers are down 3-1 and about to be eliminated.
A little home cooking has little to do with it.
A REAL championship team would have figured out a way to be up 3-1.
I guess they have.