Friday July 1, 2022

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jay King @ByJayKing
The NBA ruled that Jrue Holiday’s foul on Marcus Smart with 4.6 seconds left was correctly deemed a non-shooting foul. League said the contact came “before (Smart was) bringing the ball upward toward the basket.” – 5:42 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Last 2 minute report is out for Celtics-Bucks Game 3. There are five incorrect calls listed in the final two minutes but league says Marcus Smart non-shooting foul was correct call. – 5:41 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Kerr got no comment on Poole irrefutably grabbing and pulling Morant’s knee in the process of fighting for a loose ball but he got plenty to say about Marcus Smart absolutely 100 percent legitimately diving for a loose ball because it hurt Curry’s foot – 4:10 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
FG% when guarded by Jrue Holiday this playoffs:
28.6% — Zach LaVine
30.0% — Jayson Tatum
38.1% — DeMar DeRozan
38.5% — Jaylen Brown
Players are shooting 30.6% overall vs Jrue, the lowest by any defender in this playoffs. PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
The problem with Marcus Smart not getting the call is that Jrue Holiday is just too damn strong. Wouldn’t let Smart get those arms up. – 7:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart said his quad held up “pretty well”. Said he felt it a little bit early on, but didn’t feel it again once the game got going and his adrenaline got pumping. – 7:08 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart said his quad held up “pretty well.” Said he felt it early on, but didn’t feel it again after that. – 7:05 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart was asked if he got an explanation from the officials: “No. They didn’t tell me anything. When I went to ask, they looked at me funny and said to go to the free throw line.” – 7:01 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart: “It wouldn’t make sense to do a rip-through move behind the 3-point line (which would result in two free throws) when you’ve got a clear shot down three.” – 6:59 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart when asked if he was shooting on that foul: “What did you guys see? … It’s not like he got me when it was down low. I was already in my shooting motion.”
Said he was shooting regardless of whether the Bucks fouled him. – 6:59 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart on the final for: “It’s not like he got me down low. I was in my shooting motion, I thought it was three (shots).” – 6:59 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
On the foul on Marcus Smart’s last attempt, my understanding is:
-It’s not reviewable, because once a call is made as to shooting vs non-shooting, it can’t be reviewed.
-C’s didn’t have a challenge, but it’s also not challengeable anyway, because the call was in Boston’s favor. – 6:56 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’ve watched every single game of Marcus Smart’s career. Most of them I’ve watched twice.
He was 100% shooting on that last play. If he wasn’t, I’d love to know what exactly he was doing. Because there wasn’t time for a rip-through move. – 6:37 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer tells reporters that the Bucks were not trying to foul Marcus Smart and said that he thought Smart was trying to do the “Kevin Durant” rip-through move to get 3 free throws.
He thought the two free throws were appropriate in that situation. – 6:34 PM
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
Bud says “Marcus Smart tried to do the Durant sweep through, fortunate they didn’t call it a shooting foul” – 6:32 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
On the Marcus Smart call late, Ime Udoka said it was a bad missed call.
Said the explanation he was given was that Smart was ripping through and not going into a shot. – 6:29 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
That was like 1 of the 2006 Finals ref disasters. No consistency, no feel, all over the place on charges/no-charges and then they completely botched the Jrue push off and Smart’s 3 FT that somehow turned into 2. Just brutal. I hope the NBA is horrified. PS: Great game by Giannis. – 6:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart was shooting on that last call: “It was a shot. He caught, left his feet and was going into his shot. It was a bad missed call.” – 6:25 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka said the refs told him Marcus Smart was making a sweeping motion on the final shot foul: “You cant say that’s a sweep, he’s going into the shot. Poor call.” – 6:25 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
What a ride Bucks-Celtics was. Giannis is otherworldly. 30 shots for Giannis and Jrue is probably the way it’ll have to be with no Middleton. Celtics went too much away from the drive and kick all game, especially with Tatum badly struggling. Last 2 minute report will be comical. – 6:24 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday both took 30 shots today.
Only other playoff game since 1965 that saw two teammates with 30 shots apiece was June 13, 1993 — Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and that was in triple OT. – 6:21 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
the slow-playing of the attempt.
speed of the shot.
not crossing the line before it hit rim.
getting the rebound.
clean look at multiple putbacks.
didnt win them the game but that is a rare 10/10 intentional missed free throw by Marcus Smart. PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Marcus Smart should’ve gotten three free throws. It’s so lame when an incredible game like this swings on one bad call. We should be gearing up for Milwaukee’s game-winning attempt right now, and then possibly overtime. – 6:17 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka and Marcus Smart are living as Jrue Holiday fouls Smart going up for a 3 and they call it on the ground, even though it looked like Smart was in the air when Holiday hit his shooting arm. – 6:15 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
i have no idea why they went jrue iso on grant williams followed by jrue iso on tatum with a giannis bucket in between but the bucks just might get away with it – 6:13 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Just a terrible decision by Tatum to fall down. He’s got a huge size advantage on Jrue, has him cut off, and just falls to try to draw the call. The chances of getting a miss are so much higher than getting the call there. – 6:13 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Two great plays by Giannis and Jrue Holiday. After missing two shots to take a four-point lead, the Celtics now trail 103-100 with 11.2 seconds left. – 6:13 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks got away with one there. Grant Williams grabbed an offensive rebound and the Bucks were scrambling on defense.
Open 3 to Marcus Smart. Missed it. Bucks down, 100-99, with 50 seconds left. – 6:10 PM

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