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Thread: How can you win when the whistle literally doesn't blow? (heartbreaking)

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    Default How can you win when the whistle literally doesn't blow? (heartbreaking)

    Bargnani's buzzer beater came up literally 12 feet short of the rim. Are ref's going to play that stupid to think 6'6 Kidd-Gilchrist blocked his shot, I could see contact from every angle they showed. You can not win a basketball game when the other team is allowed to cheat for the last couple minutes. Why was there no free throw attempt? Because the buzzer went on the road? Would LeBron EVER get that treatment? How is that fair?

    Not to mention, DeRozan was hacked all game long, especially 3 times in the final sequence.

    Like somebody mentioned earlier, the Raptors have averaged 6 free throws less a game all season, 8 less today, that is despite an emphasis on driving the ball and getting into the paint from many players all season.

    This is really becoming a joke and I'm starting to wonder if there is some sort of "reason" for it. Either way, we might as well hope to finish in the bottom 3 and get a sick pick, because we're not going to win much this year by the looks of things.

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    The Nba Refs are a joke

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    Yeah, they were really liberal with the whistle earlier on. Then they swallowed and won it for the Home crowd.

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    what if as home team fans everyone brings a whistle and blows it when they see a foul so the refs can get some help

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    what if as home team fans everyone brings a whistle and blows it when they see a foul so the refs can get some help
    We should totally do that. And have a chant that goes "fuck the refs!"

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    Two things:

    1. As one of my former coaches told me: Never leave the game in the hands of the refs. Once you start doing that, you've already lost.

    2. Free Throw Attempts Per Game:

    DeMar DeRozan - 5.8
    Kyle Lowry - 5.2
    LeBron James - 5.4
    Chris Paul - 4.9
    Dwayne Wade - 4.3

    Even Andrea averages more FTs per game than guys like Joe Johnson, Pau Gasol and Al Jefferson. The Raps should stop complaining and start hitting their freebies.

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    The thing about the last couple seconds of the possession is that the ref usually won't give the away team a call in the last possession of a close game especially when the home team is winning (even if there should have been a call). This is usually to please the home crowd since they don't want the game to be decided by free-throws. The only real exception would be if it was some seriously known superstar that the NBA is known to favor more (LeBron, Wade, Kobe, Paul, etc...). This is Bargnani we're talking about. No way he's getting that call at the end of the game especially if it decides who wins and loses the game...

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    You can blame the refs all you want but just like in MMA fighting, if