Those two technical fouls on Kendrick Perkins were a complete farce. He gets the first one because he was trying to help up a teammate and his hand slipped, causing his elbow to hit the Magic player. How in the world is that a technical? Then on the 2nd, the ref first called an imaginary foul that never happened. Then Perk got pissed and showed his frustration as he was WALKING AWAY from the ref and he gets his 2nd T and ejected from the game. And, now, if the NBA doesn’t overturn them, he’ll miss the next game. Basically, a ref might be the most important facet in this entire series.
Even beyond the T’s, the refs have been awful all series. And, I’m not just saying this as a Celtics fan. There have been a ton of bad calls against Orlando, as well. Even though, outside of these T’s, the bad calls have been somewhat balanced, it’s destroying the series because most of the bad calls have been ticky tack. This is the playoffs, let them play. They’re calling fouls in instances where they don’t exist, it’s causing players to get in foul trouble early and it’s screwing up these games. The NBA is a fucking joke.