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Scott Foster was solid tonight

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, May 1, 2019.

  1. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

    Aug 26, 2000
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    This isn't true. They are 8-9 with Foster.
  2. Zergling

    Zergling Member

    Jul 14, 2010
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    We still lost another game with Foster, but can't blame him for this one.

    So god damn frustrating. If we had this ref crew for Game 1, the Rockets definitely win
  3. Little Bit

    Little Bit Member

    Nov 11, 2008
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    People believing what Draymond did to Harden is laughable. That pos knew exactly what he was doing. How come he never “accidentally” swipe at any other players eyes? It’s always the most important player on the opposing team. First Lebron and now Harden. I will never believe what he did was an accident.
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  4. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

    Sep 1, 2000
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    and kawhi the year before, albeit from bogut. kerr's teams have an amazing coincidental ability to take out the other team's best player
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  5. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    Mar 28, 2002
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    I agree, and couldn’t disagree more with those who think Foster did a fine job. The game was essentially in the bag for Oakland, thanks to Foster, and early, when Green deliberating shoved a fist full of fingers into both of Harden’s eyes. No call. Green should have been tossed for a flagrant 2 and got away it, thanks to Foster. No review, play on! It didn’t surprise me. It made me livid and I still am. What surprises me is the reaction here.

    The rest of the game was a disjointed mess by the Rockets, with Foster doing his imitation of a “fair official.” Capela had another disappointing game. Chris Paul seemed to shrink after the devastating injury to Harden. Our rebounding was inexplicably terrible. Our turnovers were absurd. Our defense was disjointed.

    Other than that, everything was just groovy. Just don’t put me on a list of those who think the officiating was fair. After what happened to Harden, it didn’t matter, in my opinion. I’m still considering making a list of those who reveled in Harden’s brutal injury, for my own satisfaction that they have been called out, if for no other reason. Who basically applauded it and couldn’t understand why he wasn’t at the top of his game. Who were eager to put the blame for our crap performance on him, of all people.

    Harden’s play after he came back in was remarkable, and he was half blind. We would have been in an emergency room. James was out there playing his heart out. Green, who should have spent the rest of the game in the locker room, got away with murder yet again. But hey! Foster did a fine job! Sure.
  6. SemisolidSnake

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    I looked at that replay as many times as they played it on air, and I just couldn't make heads-nor-tails of it. Is it something Draymond Green would do? Absolutely. That's surprisingly the easy question, anybody in the league (probably even a certain percentage of Warriors fans) would agree with that. But was their actual intent on that play? I just don't know. Was it even a matter of playing too hard and it being an avoidable accident? I don't know. Not from the video I saw anyway.

    What I do know is that, yeah, it was incredible what Harden was able to do coming back and dealing with that injury for most of the game. Probably only Harden could play through that.
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  7. spark06

    spark06 Member

    Jun 25, 2009
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    Anyone could've missed that foul on James Harden's face, but Scott Foster isn't supposed to be just ANYONE. He's the supposed creme of the crop so I expect him to make a call on a play like that.

    I understand that blowing the whistle wasn't going to give Harden his vision back, or keep the Rockets from turning the ball over 17 times, but when a flagrant 1 foul occurs and you are considered the best in the world at refereeing an NBA game, you make that call. Instead, the foul went uncalled and Scott Foster was once again applauded for a masterful night. It's truly pathetic.

    The only reason Foster is still in this league is because the New York Post leaked the FBI investigation on the NBA before Tim Donaghy was able to put a wire on and visit him.
    #47 spark06, May 1, 2019
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  8. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Jun 30, 2008
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    I was referring about this.

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