Blazer coach Nate McMillan isn’t happy about the way his team is being officiated. But all they have to do is look at the tape in Game 4 of at least 3 bogus calls that Brandon Roy got against Houston players. One was in the 4th quarter against Battier when he didn’t even touch Roy as he scored on a layup, and another one was earlier in the game when Yao was standing on the baseline and Roy drove right into him.
And let’s not forget all the times that Yao is manhandled and no calls are made.
We’re all frustrated by how the NBA is the worst officiated league in major sports, and I don’t blame McMillan if he’s frustrated and voices his displeasure. But if he’s going to bring it up for his big men on Yao, then he should also mention how Roy is being babied by the refs, too, like he’s Michael Jordan or something.
And about that 101-83 foul discrepancy between Portland and Houston…there’s a reason for that: PORTLAND TAKES MORE JUMP SHOTS THAN HOUSTON.
That said, from what I’ve seen in McMillan in post-game news conferences, he seems like a class act and I hold no ill will against him.