I've never harped on officiating this much before. Not even close. However, the referees were so damn ridiculous in this game that they likely changed the outcome. It's downright stupid that I'm going to be preoccupied tonight/tomorrow morning dwelling on a post regarding the omnipotent (yet blind) whistle instead of focusing on the Pelicans legitimate push for the postseason.
The only things that lessen the pain:
- The Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Indiana Pacers, 116-104.
- Russell Westbrook picked up his 16th technical foul, and unless it's magically rescinded, he will miss their game tomorrow against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Stay tuned for David's full recap coming up in a bit; I'm emotionally spent.