Tom Thibodeau, Knicks fans furious with refs after 112-110 loss to Nets: 'I'm pissed'


The New York Knicks rallied back from a 16-point deficit to put themselves in a position to beat the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night but ultimately fell short in a 112-110 loss.

But Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau felt the team was not done any favors by the officials.

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“I want to watch the film but something’s not right…I’m pissed,” he told reporters after the game.

The Nets went to the line 25 times during the game, draining 22 of their free throws while the Knicks had half of that — taking just 12 free throw attempts, converting 11 of them.

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One of the more controversial calls came at the very end when Knicks center Mitchell Robinson was called for a shooting foul on James Johnson with 2.2 seconds remaining in a tie game.

Johnson sank both free throws but many on social media felt as if the foul should not have been called in that situation.

Many Knicks fans felt it summed up a lopsided game by the officials.

In addition to the foul on Robinson, many were also upset that there appeared to be a missed traveling call on James Harden with 1:16 remaining in the game.

What may have cost the Knicks most, though, was a technical foul on Julius Randle with 1:36 remaining.

While some complained that Randle should not have been called for a technical, he appeared to complain to a ref after Durant had just put the Nets up by two.

The tech sent Durant to the line to add another point to the score which did not do the Knicks any favors.

Randle seemed to be frustrated with the officials all night as he only got to the line twice.

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