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Come to Think of It: Flagrantly Foul Referees Cost Bulls in O.T. Loss

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

I hate making excuses, but boy, was this ever a horrendous mistake by a referee crew in an NBA game.

I know it will sound like sour grapes, but facts are facts, and the refs certainly blew it at the end of an overtime win for the Boston Celtics over the Chicago Bulls in Tuesday's playoff matchup.

As Bulls center Brad Miller went up for what looked to be an easy layup, he was smacked in the head and fouled. Yet no flagrant foul was called.

True, Miller would have tied the game by making both free throws, but had the play been called as it should have, the Bulls would have won the game.

Look, Miller's face was bleeding, for crying out loud.

The man had to have stitches in his mouth a...

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