After the Houston Rockets mounted a big comeback to beat the Memphis Grizzlies to the tune of 100-92 on Thursday night, Memphis power forward Zach Randolph had some choice words for the officiating crew. Randolph claimed the Grizzlies were playing “eight against five,” a reference to how, amongst other statistical discrepancies, James Harden of the Rockets shot more free throws by himself (25) than the Grizzlies shot as a team (20).
Here’s what Randolph had to say after the game:
It was the refs tonight. I mean, eight against five. I mean, the game was, in the second half, (Harden) is shooting a free throw every time. We out there playing hard. They dictating the game. It can’t be like that, man. We’re out here playing, too. It was a horrible game they reffed tonight, awful. They dictated the game – plain, point, simple. They dictated the game (CBS Sports).
The Memphis star was hit with a $25,000 fine on Friday for his comments.
[Source: CBS Sports]