At 98-94 with under 2 minutes to go, the undermanned Bulls seemed to be gaining momentum on Monday night until a 50/50 ball flew out of bounds and the refs called Indiana ball without hesitation and oddly refused to review the play, drawing criticism from the visiting locker room who ultimately succumbed 111-101.
According to CSN Chicago:
“What’s the rule? Under two minutes, you’re supposed to review, right? Speaks for itself, man,” he said. “We go out there and play hard, we don’t [act] lazy on calls. We go out and play as hard as we can, and for them not to review it, I just feel like that was being lazy. Not taking anything from the referees because that’s probably one of the hardest jobs to do, officiate the game, but for them not to review it — knowing the rules — that’s just self-explanatory. It shows that either they just didn’t want to do it or they’re just being lazy.