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“It’s amazing they haven’t gotten a defensive three-seconds (violation) yet,” Whiteside said. “They stay in the paint. So… I don’t know.” Whiteside has been seen regularly chatting up officials, including at halftime of the Game 5 loss at home to Charlotte. What’s that been about? Well, in part, it’s been about Al Jefferson’s stays in the lane on defense. Just as on offense, players are only allowed to be in the lane for three seconds.
“I mean, on every offensive possession, I’m counting, I’m counting for the ref,” Whiteside said. “I got up to like six at one time, in front of him, and he still didn’t call a defensive three. I’m just going to just keep trying to get a defensive three on one of their guys…. I’m right beside him. I’m counting them off. I’ts like preschool, we’re counting together.” The officials tell him that Jefferson is moving. “I’m like, yes, he’s moving,” Whiteside said. “He’s moving in the paint. I’m going to just try to help my guys out, just try to get them out of the paint.”