Despite being at dwelling, the Rockets took 11 fewer free-throw attempts than San Antonio in Saturday’s slim loss. After Houston temporarily took its finest lead of the game with below 4: 00 left within the fourth quarter, the Spurs scored their subsequent six factors on the atrocious line to plot back.
In postgame feedback, feeble guard John Wall — who led the Rockets with 27 factors (52.6% FG) and 7 assists in 32 minutes — made it decided that he used to be extraordinarily pissed off with quite rather a lot of calls.
When asked postgame about the slow whistles in Saturday’s game that went against the Rockets, Wall spoke back:
I don’t know why. I do know I’ll doubtlessly salvage fined for it, nonetheless the refs, they’re magnificent amazing. We’re a group with guys that pressure to the basket loads, and we continuously salvage excuses on why we don’t salvage the same calls the opposite guys salvage.
Guys pressure, [and] every time we bump them or swipe down, they salvage every name. I feel love we possess guys that pressure to the basket ample between me, Vic [Oladipo], EG [Eric Gordon], that pressure and don’t salvage those identical calls. It’s more or much less irritating, nonetheless attributable to we’re lacking easy photos that we in general salvage, and some guys are getting calls that they doubtlessly shouldn’t salvage.
“The refs are amazing. We are a group with guys that pressure to the basket loads and we continuously salvage excuses on why we don’t salvage the same calls the opposite guys salvage,” Rockets guard John Wall on the officiating within the loss to the Spurs. #Rockets credit score: @Jonathan_Feigen pic.twitter.com/MmmM71p4Un
— BIG SARGE MEDIA LLC (@BigSargeSportz) February 7, 2021
Total video of Wall’s postgame interview will be viewed under. Despite having lend a hand spasms, Wall absorbed critical contact on his drives to the rim on Saturday while attempting to lead his Rockets (11-11) to the possess. It used to be finest Houston’s 2d loss within the closing 9 games.
The officials for Saturday’s game were David Guthrie, Mitchell Ervin, and Suyash Mehta. It remains to be considered if the NBA will comely Wall on Sunday for his feedback, as they regularly pause for public criticism of officials.
John Wall entered tonight’s game averaging 14.5 drives per game and 3.7 free throw attempts.
Damian Lillard averages 15.5 drives per game and 7.6 free throw attempts
— Adam Spolane (@AdamSpolane) February 7, 2021