Here Are All the Terrible Calls From Last Night's Heat-Pacers Game

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It's not often something really sucks and is really fun at the same time, but last night's Pacers-Heat showdown was both of those things. And you get a feeling it was just round one.

The Pacers edged out a 84-83 win versus Miami in a heated, physical, playoff-caliber game in Indiana Wednesday night. Sadly, the story of the game was the poor officiating, not just against Miami, but also on both ends. The officials could not have called this game worse if they tried. Let's review their most terrible calls against the Heat.

The Heat had its chances, and blaming the refs for a loss is mad-weak sauce, definitely very un-bro, but sometimes you gotta call a spade a spade. Then you have to use the internet to prove your case. If only the officials had monitors on the sidelines to see how wrong they were! The NBA should really think about hooking that up.

The play pictured below resulted in a basket taken off the board and Wade called out of bounds.

This was called a "common foul," not a flagrant foul. LeBron was tackled at the basket -- literally tackled.

And then LeBron was called for the rare offensive flagrant foul on this play, in one of the worst calls you will ever see in a basketball game.

Eventually, after much jawing back and forth all game between both sides, the refs threw out Lance Stephenson in the fourth quarter for taunting. Dwyane Wade had a classic response to Stephenson's attempt at intimidation.

In short, this was truly an embarrassing performance by the officials. That's no excuse for Miami, because Indiana deserved this one, but the refs flat-out shit the bed.

These two teams meet for round two April 11 in Miami. We hope that game goes better for the Heat -- and the refs.

And now for something to make you feel better.

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kasparcrane88
kasparcrane88

Luis Scola is very skilled at making it seem like he's going for a two-handed block while actually taking a direct shot at someone's face/head. He did it twice last night, one on Birdman (first half) and one on LeBron (second half).

clayton44
clayton44

Stephenson is trying to pull his New York crap on a guy who grew up in the nastiest part of the south side of Chicago and has a personal protector (U.D.) who grew up in the nastiest part of Miami;  if Lance has any brains at all (which sometimes is a legitimally debatable question), he doesn't want to take this "feud" any further.

Zorylee Galarza
Zorylee Galarza

No one is crying. Just stating facts with pictures in case you didn't actually watch the game and are just hating to hate. They said the refs were calling bad calls on both sides.

staggalee1911
staggalee1911

Its amazing that the Heat are still looked at as the bad guys but all they do is get knocked around, get no calls and always still have to defend what creating a good team and its lofty goals that they set for themselves. We all know that Bird, Magic, MJ and Kobe would've gotten those flagrant fouls called and never would've gotten that type of move to the basket called against them.

techsupport2
techsupport2

Terrible game by the refs.  The flagrants on the Pacers were not called, multiple travels on Hibbert not called, the Wade 3, and LeBron with 2 hands on the ball called for a flagrant.  Pacers needed lots of help to win.

Juan Barquero
Juan Barquero

2 bad calls. They're imperfect in both favors

rzayo24
rzayo24

No i have a couple championship shirts that should work fine. Multiple championship shirts. Plural championship shirts. A plethora of championship garments. 

pantone.tomas
pantone.tomas

@rzayo24


Oh ok, well let me help you with my Boston Celtics championships shirts! Meet shirts from the years of 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, and 2008.

pantone.tomas
pantone.tomas

@kasparcrane88


Please don't project yourself on others man, just because you think that impressing your boyfriend with whatever it is your accusing me of doesn't mean that I do that.

kasparcrane88
kasparcrane88

@pantone.tomas @rzayo24"You probably don't have one since your just another Lebron bandwagoner"


First of all, it's you're. And secondly, you sound like a girl who only watches sports to impress her meathead boyfriend.

pantone.tomas
pantone.tomas

@rzayo24 @pantone.tomas


Haha, you can talk shit all you want, but your the one who started this with your 2-3 championship shirts. You probably don't even have 2006 since your just another Lebron bandwagoner. See you back on here when Lebron leaves this summer! :D

rzayo24
rzayo24

@pantone.tomas @rzayo24  Im sure your great-great-great-great-great grandpapas shirts are much too valuable to be using to dry tears..you should call American Pickers those could be Civil War

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