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Mavericks-Blazers (Game 3): Three flops (“allegedly”) from one player in same game, & questionable call fouls out Chandler

Except for one game, Friday’s playoff action didn’t really have any wrong calls or missed calls that would have changed the outcome because they weren’t very close games (Celtics-Knicks, Lakers-Hornets). We’ll be providing a couple of clips shortly of some fouls from the Atlanta-Orlando game that were noteworthy in a very close game, though.

In the meantime, we wanted to feature some calls and flops from the Portland-Dallas game Thursday night. Both teams will be playing again on Saturday at 5pm ET.

Three of the clips involve J.J. Barea allegedly flopping (you be the judge), and one features a loose ball foul called on Tyson Chandler that was questionable at best. It fouled him out of the game with Dallas still having a chance to make a run, down only 10 points in the 4th quarter with plenty of time still left to play.

  • Pessimism

    Typical nonsense from Barea. His antics are, simply put, disgraceful and embarrassing. Glad to see that at least a short-lived “cry wolf” effect was in play here (although it shouldn’t have been needed; none of his flops were legit).

    The NBA claimed two seasons ago that they would start cracking down on flops and begin assessing punishments of some kind. That was an exciting development. I’m disappointed to see that it was an empty threat.

    • RefCalls-TopFlops staff

      Yeah, we agree with you. We had heard that maybe they were going to privately fine players, so if they’re doing it, they’re doing a good job of keeping it private. One good trend we’ve seen lately is that there seem to be less flops, on average, over the past week or so (except for Barea’s four flops in the first 2-3 games of the series). But overall, flops tend to be down, and we’re watching most games. I wonder if our site TopFlops.com has become well-known among NBA players and they now know that someone is actually documenting and exposing all of their flops? ;=)

  • http://www.facebook.com/JuanAntonioGonzalo Ben Billa

    Wow. You guys seem like Mavs fans. None of those Barrea flops were even remotely legit offensive fouls. If Barrea couldn’t get the refs to buy his flops, he’d have no chance guarding anyone in the NBA. It’s his entire defensive strategy. And LMA and Chandler were not “equally hooking arms.” Chandler’s arm was on top, holding LaMarcus’s down. When your arm is on top, you can still reach for the ball. I like the idea behind this site, but you guys are executing it horribly.