In recent years, the officials and staff members have been criticized a lot. This season, it appears that the blunders have been endless and have had an impact on the matches. While one could expect that the Finals would be clear of questionable refereeing. Game 2 between these teams demonstrated that it will be an issue in this series.
Gary Payton II was fouled under the basket by Jaylen Brown during the game, resulting in free throw attempts for the Warriors. Brown, on the other hand, did his utmost to avoid contacting GPII, according to a playback.
Fans were outraged that the home team was handed such a lenient charge in a high-stakes NBA Finals match. Due to the point differential, the outcome was a bit irrelevant at the end of the match, but this call has been criticized constantly by fans on Social media.
Brown’s leg got an incidental contact with GPII’s leg; hence the penalty was factually accurate. However, it appears to be a pointless foul to call because the other team will directly gain by scoring free throws. It was strange to see the officials make the call after seeing interaction like that and not getting a whistle.
Fans responds over the twitter:
Basketball in the finals is inherently more competitive, so players should be allowed to make contact occasionally. After Draymond Green received a warning, the referees did not penalize him for screaming in their faces, indicating that the officials may let matters go if they want to.
When the series comes to Boston, maybe the calling will be better overall, and the officials will not be influenced by how real fans respond to play concerning their side. Concentrate on the game, and they may be able to recognize contact on the court.
Jaylen Brown played 80 defensive shots last night while allowing his matchups to score only 4 points. Jaylen Brown is leading the playoffs in the fourth quarter with his unrealistic shooting splits. He is averaging 10.6% which is better than the rest of the top 10 fourth-quarter scorers.