The Chicago Bulls had a chance to beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, but poor execution and questionable refereeing cost them the victory. DeMar DeRozan and the Bulls faced a 108-103 loss to the Clippers. DeRozan clearly feels that he was fouled at one point, but the refs let it go.
With Zach LaVine missing two clutch free throws with a chance to put the Bulls ahead, Chicago missed their best chance to take over the game down the line.
DeMar DeRozan turned on Reggie Jackson in the post, lost his feet, and missed his shot off the bottom of the rim, which was their next best opportunity. DeRozan expressed his frustration with the refs on that play after the game.
A very disappointed DeMar DeRozan on tonight’s Bulls loss to the Clippers: pic.twitter.com/kVZEqceQv7
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“I got fouled,” DeRozan said. “What went wrong is that they didn’t call it. Simple as that. It’s frustrating. Being in that situation, I don’t wanna settle for the jump shot. As soon as I spin, his arm was reaching in and I couldn’t fully spin. I don’t know, it doesn’t make any sense to me. I try to be aggressive, try to get downhill, and clearly, it was a foul. It just sucks that you wake up tomorrow and read the last two-minute report, and something else will be missed that possibly could’ve cost us the game. That’s the more frustrating part.”
DeRozan finished the game with 20 points and 5 assists, but also made 8 turnovers. It was a crucial play in a game that came down to the last few possessions, with Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers winning. It’s been frustrating to see things not end up working out for the Bulls so far.
Despite being led by the trio of DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, and Nikola Vucevic, the Bulls currently sport a 13-18 record that is good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
Did you watch the Tuesday game between the Bulls and the Clippers? If you did, how far do you agree with DeMar’s claim about the refs missing on the call? Let us know your opinion in the comment.