Paul George Blames Officials For Game 4 Loss


Indiana Pacers star Paul George cited officiating as a difference-maker, saying the Heat got “home cooking” in his team’s Game 4 loss in the Eastern Conference finals, putting him at risk for drawing a fine from the NBA, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

George said that the discrepancy between free throws that were called (Heat 17 more free throws than the Pacers, and called for 10 fewer fowls) was the difference in the game and gave the Heat a 3-1 series lead.

When asked directly if he thought the Heat benefited from the ref’s calls, he responded with a mix of sarcasm and frustration, saying, “What do you think?”