First, I am not questioning anyone criticism of the end of the game. There are questionable decisions that even I disagree with. I just feel with multiple anger/vent threads this should be highlighted.
Aside from shooting percentages and free throws we dominated this game. We out rebounded them, made more shots and were superior in every other statistical category. Fouls alone lost us this game. The same coach who made questionable moves at the end also manages a young team that played well enough win. If it weren't for the foul disparity this game wouldn't have even been close. so while you can (and are perfectly welcome) to pick apart every bad move the coach makes he doesn't commit fouls and without the fouls we completely outplayed them today. What ever happened to complaining about the awful or even "awful" officiating?
Indiana New York
Points 92 98
FG Made-Attempted 37-99 (.374) 31-73 (.425)
3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 7-17 (.412)
FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 29-40 (.725)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 21-57 9-45
Assists 19 16
Turnovers 14 11
Steals 10 7
Blocks 4 12
Fast Break Points 11 8
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (1/0) 17 (3/0)
Largest Lead 9 6