For the second consecutive game, the coach opposing the Houston Rockets finished the night with an epic rant against the officials.
This time, it was New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry,nfl cheap jerseys who fired off against the referees following the Pelicans’ 107-101 home defeat.
“The thing that bothers me more than anything, and I really don’t care, we try to play the right way, and we play our asses off,” Gentry said.
“All we want is an equal opportunity to win the game. Not have a situation where we are guessing on the biggest play of the game, where they call a 3-point foul from the corner. All of you take a look at the play, and if you think that’s a foul, if anybody out here thinks it’s a foul, then you tell me, and I’ll shut up, and I won’t say one more thing. You take a look at the play and tell me what you think when a guy comes up and winks and says, I got him.”
Gentry was referring to the foul called on Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday while James Harden was shooting a 3 from the corner in a seven-point game with 5:39 to play in the fourth quarter. The controversial call sent the arena into frenzy and eventually earned Gentry a technical foul for arguing, with which he also did not agree.
“When you get technical fouls called when you walk away from a guy, that’s not right,” Gentry said. “I walked away from him so I wouldn’t get a technical foul.”
Harden didn’t seem to agree with Gentry’s assessment of the play after the game.nfl jerseys cheap china When asked about the play, he said. “He got a piece of me, enough of a piece to affect my shot. Good call.”
This was clearly a breaking point for the Pelicans head man, who went on to complain about his star player not getting the same type of calls as some of the guys of his caliber in the league.