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    Default DimeMag.com on the Raptors/76ers game

    You needed a picture-in-picture screen and some quick thumbs to keep up with all the down-to-the-wire finishes on Friday’s NBA schedule. We had to attack it newspaper style … PHILADELPHIA–It was a fourth-quarter battle between Chris Bosh and Lou Williams (no, really) that came down to one bad call and one superbad play. Williams’ jumper with one minute left capped a personal 7-0 run and brought the Sixers within one, then Sam Dalembert gave them the lead with a follow dunk in transition. Raps ball, Bosh (29 pts, 9 rebs, 6 asts) squared up on the Dalembeast, shook him going right and got fouled on the floor. Only the refs allowed Bosh to take the contact, brush his teeth, read The Economist, take two steps, clip his toenails and then get his shot off for the longest continuation and-one you’ve seen since Jordan’s prime. We still can’t tell you what Philly was trying to do on the last play: Allen Iverson was either supposed to give it to Lou (23 pts) in the corner, or he had to pass because he was losing his balance; either way, Williams ran to the top of the key, almost bowling over A.I. and ignoring Andre Iguodala (17 pts, 11 rebs, 9 asts) to launch a 28-footer under duress that never had a chance
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    Yes I was surprised as well that the refs allowed a continuation on Bosh's layup, goes to show you that he is getting more respect from the refs and therefore can sell the foul better much like other elite players in the game.

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    Only the refs allowed Bosh to take the contact, brush his teeth, read The Economist, take two steps, clip his toenails and then get his shot off for the longest continuation and-one you’ve seen since Jordan’s prime.

    this is all bullshit !

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    That was the "typical" long continuation found in the NBA - why complain?
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    Bosh had picked up the ball and thus had initiated his move to the basket, so I don't really understand the logic of the author here. The real question here is why we had to even take a game-winning shot at all if you consider the botched goaltending call which resulted in two less points, as well as the subsequent technical on Barg's for alerting the ref how shit he was. The end result is a -3 point swing because the refs dont understand the rules of the game. Raps should have been up 2 rather than trailing by 1.

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