Pacers' head coach Jim O'Brien was upset over the free throw differential his team suffered from against the Cavaliers on Friday night.
Indiana shot just 11 free throws, compared to 28 for Cleveland.
"The 17 free throw differential was the difference in the game," O'Brien said. "We only shot 11 foul shots, and they shot 28. A very physical game with a team that takes it to the rack as much as we do and to only get to the foul line 11 times, that's puzzling to me."
A reporter pointed out that the Pacers also had 24 turnovers, but O'Brien remained focused on the free throws.
"The fact that they had 28 free throws and we had 11, I just shake my head at that one," he responded, obviously not thinking about his team's 24 turnovers. "I'm just going to continue to scratch my head over that one.
"It's not my job to grade the officials," O'Brien added. "They get graded by their people. To run a moving offense where there's as much cutting, as much driving as we do to only get 11 foul shots and they have 28 is just unbelievable. I can't fathom that happening in a game where we take it as hard as we do and cut as hard as we do. I'm completely dumbfounded."