The Phoenix Suns are right in the middle of a playoff push.
They currently sit in the fourth spot in the Western Conference, but only two games separate them from being in eighth.
On Wednesday the Suns had a big game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
But we saw something in that game that rarely ever happens.
NBA officiating has been questionable all year, and we have seen many fans speak out about it.
But now, coaches and players are starting to let their voices be heard.
The Lakers shot 46 free throws in the game, compared to the Suns’ 20.
That type of free-throw disparity is something that should not happen.
Suns head coach Monty Williams was not happy with the officiating in this game.
Here is what he had to say about it postgame courtesy of Duane Rankin.
"46 to 20. That's it. That's all I got to say."
Monty Williams dropped the mic and walked out as #Lakers went 36-of-46 from the line to #Suns 15-of-20 tonight.
Phoenix lost 122-111. pic.twitter.com/KKUvGMHwqN
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) March 23, 2023
You can tell that Williams is visibly frustrated.
These comments will most likely result in him getting fined, but he does not seem to care about that.
This rant was about getting his point across to the NBA that they need to fix the officiating.
It will be interesting to see if this rant has any effect on the Suns’ free throw attempts next game.
The officials are human, and they know when players/coaches are complaining about them.
While the refs have been poor this season, the Suns are not the only ones that can complain.
The Golden State Warriors are another team that seems to have a questionable whistle against them.
According to Law Murray, you can see how crazy the free throw differentials are for the Suns and Warriors.
Entering today's games
Free throw attempts differential, this season:
1. Lakers (+361)
2. Heat (+183)
29. Suns (-290)
30. Warriors (-382)
(Only Lakers game this season with greater FT attempt differential: November loss at Phoenix when Lakers attempted 35 and Suns attempted 5) https://t.co/5W4tQKjeNQ
— Law Murray 🥁 (@LawMurrayTheNU) March 23, 2023
There seems to be no reason why this keeps happening to certain teams.
But, until the NBA cleans up their officiating problem, there will continue to be unhappy coaches and players.NEXT: Young Suns Star Wowed A Rookie Of The Year Contender