The Internet sure had fun with LeBron's cramps and Duncan's ref face during a steamy Game 1 of the NBA Finals. As for us, how about that girl -- the defensive back -- who signed to play college football!
Saying he felt the Miami Heat maybe got "home cooking," Indiana Pacers star Paul George cited officiating as a difference-maker in his team's Game 4 loss in the Eastern Conference finals, putting him at risk for drawing a fine from the NBA.
A day after squandering a late 13-point lead against the Thunder, the Clippers tried to let go of the outcome. And the NBA seemed to do the same, defending the outcome of a controversial, pivotal play that came with 11.3 seconds remaining.
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins and Grizzlies big-man counterpart Zach Randolph briefly met Wednesday with a referee before Game 3 of their first-round playoff series to discuss how the duo would defend each other.
The NBA announced on Monday that the referees incorrectly called Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for his sixth foul with 10.8 seconds left in overtime in Game 1. On Tuesday, the Rockets gave feedback on the league's transparency.
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey found the lack of calls his team received in the fourth quarter of its Game 1 playoff matchup "unusual," but Brooklyn Nets big man Kevin Garnett is willing to chalk that up to postseason basketball.
There were 51 fouls called during the Warriors' 109-105 win against the Clippers in the opening game of the first-round series on Saturday. But on Sunday, the NBA issued a statement admitting there should have been one more foul called.