Jason Kidd Criticizes NBA Playoff Officiating

KiddSeveral teams and players have complained about the officiating thus far in the 2014 NBA Playoffs and now Jason Kidd joins the squad.

Specifically, Kidd, unprompted, mentioned that guard Joe Johnson took 23 shots in Game 5 and got only one free throw, something he called “mind-boggling.”

“If flopping is the way to go, then we have to maybe play that game,” Kidd said later. “But Joe is a strong individual and unfortunately, he doesn’t flop. He plays and he doesn’t complain. But that’s why we have officials, for them to make calls.”

On the other hand, Toronto’s backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan got to the free throw line a combined 23 times in Game 5.

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