The Sacramento Kings took care of business in the first two games of their series vs. the Golden State Warriors.
Nonetheless, even aside from Draymond Green’s suspension, the fans had plenty to say about the officiating in those two matchups at Golden 1 Center.
Even non-Warriors fans seemed to believe that the refs blew the whistle a little too often in favor of the home team, so they didn’t care much about Mike Brown’s comments early in Game 3.
The former Warriors assistant said that he told his players that he knew the referees weren’t going to give them any calls.
Mike Brown after the first quarter: “We told them that the refs aren’t going to call the game in our favor.” pic.twitter.com/TFYJK50G8q
— Cameron Salerno (@cameronsalerno1) April 21, 2023
Notably, that led multiple fans to say that he shouldn’t have complained after how much the refs favored him when they were the home team.
Thanks for admitting to a national tv audience that the game was reffed one sided in sac… pic.twitter.com/g3wCeuPAVQ
— Curti (@curtiefoo) April 21, 2023
No way you’re saying that after the 2 home games you guys had
— HollowFrobe (@the_only6) April 21, 2023
why should they be calling it in your favor. Or for that matter anyone's favor unless you think they were calling in your favor when you were at home
— A-War (@iTalkTrueSense) April 21, 2023
Draymond listening to Mike complain…..😂 pic.twitter.com/gvGpMR7Akk
— JonMcReynoldsStreetteam ( Fan Page) (@J_MacStreetTeam) April 21, 2023
Lol, clearly an admission that they did in the first 2 games.
— K.Ella (@Yay_Arreeeaaaaa) April 21, 2023
Truth be told, refs weren’t much of a factor in Game 3.
As a matter of fact, both teams went to the free throw line 23 times, and it’s not like their stars got into foul trouble.
Keegan Murray was sent to the bench early after multiple fans and erratic play, but one could make a case for each and every single one of those calls.
It’s kind of normal to see the referees favoring the home team in a series.
That’s not how it’s supposed to be, but we would be quite innocent to believe it doesn’t happen.
Then again, this didn’t seem to be the case, and the Dubs won the game fair and square, contrary to what Brown said.NEXT: Brian Windhorst Declares The Next NBA Superstar