Lakers coach Phil Jackson was, understandably quite upset about the 38-10 free throw disparity in this game.
“I think my players got fouled,” Jackson said. “I have no question about the fact my players got fouled, but didn’t get to the line. I don’t want to get into dispute with those situations. It’s the illusion that’s created. The referees referee and illusion. Our guys look like maybe the ball was partially stripped when they were getting raked.”