“It is just poor officiating,” George said after this game. “I’m sorry, simply terrible officiating. We do not get a good whistle. We’ve not gotten a good whistle all year. … Somebody’s got to start looking in to this. It’s getting out of hand, where we just walk teams into the line. And there is no one that gets more touch. Should I really don’t speak for myself personally, I always speak for Russ. There is no one that gets more touch compared to Russ going into the basket. And it’s just crazy”
George was called for his first time with 3:49 remaining in the game by having an offensive foul on Patrick Beverley.
The Clippers went into the line 46 times compared with all the Thunder’s 26 trips. On Thursday night, Oklahoma City watched Portland go to the free throw line 47 times, 1-5 more foul shots than the Thunder got inside their 129-121 overtime win.
“I come out here and now I do my own job, which is to play and be considered a professional,” George told reporters Friday. “I actually don’t know whether it’s Adam Silver that has made to [look in to ] this. We expect that the officiating to become professional too.
“It’s simply got to be predicted right. When we step on that ground, we got to feel as though we’re going to get a fair chance, and a reasonable chance. That’s what the shift [in officiating] needs to be at.”
ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk contributed to this record.