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Marco Belinelli said he thought Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless, having chirped at the Italian over the previous few trips in Wednesday’s game at BMO Harris Bradley Center, was about to do something. He just wasn’t expecting an intentional foul on a 3-point shot, a brutal miscue by Bayless — both for its execution and timing — that touched off a brief scrum near midcourt as the Spurs led by 10 early in the fourth quarter. “That was a really bad foul,” Belinelli said. “This was my first time that I get fouled like that. I know competition is part of the game, but that was really bad.” San Antonio Express-News

Technically speaking, the Clippers are among the biggest offenders in the NBA. Matt Barnes, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan rank among the league leaders in technical fouls, which could have ramifications beyond sending the other team to the free-throw line. "At the end of the day they're human too," Austin Rivers said of referees, "so if it's a 50-50 call, do we get it? Probably not right now because they don't like us." Griffin intimated that he came out on the wrong end of a controversial charging call in the final minute of the Clippers' loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday, though the NBA reviewed the play and said the call was correct. Los Angeles Times

Griffin appeared to direct some harsh words at officials on his way off the court and his teammates continued to feel aggrieved a few days later. "When it comes down to a call, we're not getting it like you saw against Houston," Rivers said. "Those little calls like that … I mean, that's a terrible call." Doc Rivers acknowledged his team needed to restrain itself for reasons beyond player-referee relations. "Forget about the ref part," Rivers said, "I think it allows you to have better focus on your job and I think when you're spending your job on [complaining], there's a chance you're going to miss an ATO [after timeout play] or you're not going to execute properly, maybe not be in the right spot defensively because you lose your focus." Los Angeles Times

March 16, 2015 Updates

Me: Was there anything that you took from your time in television that was at all helpful when you returned to coaching? George Karl: Two things that come to mind. I didn't hate the referees as much as I do now. So observing the referees from a distance, you really do realize that they're the best in the world. But when you are on one side of that fight ... I think what the NBA is trying to do with the referees is pretty cool. They are trying to figure it out. They are trying to make it great. It never will be for a coach, but from the outside, it's pretty impressive. NBA.com

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Shortly after Whiteside’s ejection, Udonis Haslem (he was out with multiple injuries) stormed from the bench to the locker room. It is unknown why he went back there, but there is one obvious possibility. Palm Beach Post

Is Wade disappointed? “Very,” he said. “We all are. As a Heat fan you are. In this locker room we are. Everybody. He’s gonna have to learn and he’s gonna learn the hard way. He’s doing it his own way. Hopefully he changes his mentality pretty quick. “Players gotta understand how important they are to an organization and continue to understand that moment when you finally got that call-up, how you felt. You would’ve done anything to get that, just to be here. Sometimes you start feeling yourself a little too much. A lot of us are guilty of that. You’ve gotta humble yourself. Hopefully Hassan gets it.” Palm Beach Post

There, he watched Hassan Whiteside deliver an unprovoked cheap shot at Kelly Olynyk, which earned an easy ejection. A suspension is almost sure to follow for Whiteside, who rammed Olynyk from behind and sent the Celtics forward flying into the court-side photographers, dazed and certainly confused. What the heck? “I don’t even know what happened,” said Olynyk. NBA.com

March 8, 2015 Updates

Saturday’s report included the Washington Wizards’ win over the Miami Heat and a mistake the league acknowledged. The NBA concluded that Tyler Johnson’s tip-in with 1 minute 8 seconds remaining, which was initially ruled offensive goaltending before the call was overturned, was called incorrectly and should’ve been ruled offensive goaltending. The bucket cut the Wizards’ lead to one point in their near epic collapse after leading by 35 points in the third quarter. Miami had a chance to capitalize on the ruling but Henry Walker missed a three-pointer on the Heat’s ensuing possession and Michael Beasley didn’t release his jumper before the buzzer in Washington’s 99-97 victory. Washington Post

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