Dwane Casey Rumors
Casey was incensed that the Cavs were called for only 10 fouls in the game. He repeatedly referenced what he believed were non-calls for contact on Biyombo, who set a team record with 26 rebounds and had four blocks. “[Biyombo] is not getting the calls,” Casey said. “We shoot zero free throws in the fourth quarter. Zero. He’s getting hit. There’s one play where they almost have a brawl. He gets killed on that play. “I don’t know if he’s getting hit because of how physical and tough he is, but he’s getting cracked. To his credit, I thought he was going to lose his head when he got the technical foul, but he kept playing.
The Cavs took 16 free throws to the Raptors’ 13 on Saturday and have taken 35 more free throws in the first three games of the series. “I’ve been on both sides of it,” said Casey, whose most recent fine for public criticism of officials came three years ago. “I’ve been where the whistle has been in favor of you. But for whatever reason — and I understand we have great officials, and it’s a hard game to call — but some of these fouls are unbelievable.”
For Casey, it was about turning the page, starting to prepare for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the class of the Eastern Conference and a team that Casey holds in high esteem. “We’ll go in and play hard to compete against in my opinion probably the best team in the league right now as far as playing basketball, playing together, playing both ends of the floor and shooting the 3-ball,” Casey said during a conference call on Monday. “In my heart I feel like LeBron James is the best player in the NBA right now. They didn’t ask me for my vote so I didn’t give it to them.”