NBA Referees Win One For the Celtics!
But some blatantly bad calls helped turn Tony Allen from an average backup guard who fouls at a rate of over 6 per 48 minutes into an all-star caliber defender that couldn’t be beat.
And one of the roughest, most aggressive teams in the NBA was only hit with 21 personal fouls while the light hitting Raptors were charged with 27.
Jarrett Jack, who was struggling against an aggressive Tony Allen, was called for an offensive foul as he drove for the layup and was attempting his shot. Tony Allen leaps into the air in front of Jack swiping down at Jack’s arms and the “totally objective” call was Jack fouled Allen.
Not saying the Celtics didn't play hard BUT the Raps got a raw deal in this game!
And where was the Triano in all of this - sitting on his hands and saying nothing! Wanted to reach through the TV and slap him upside of his head!