He DID draw the foul. You didn't see Noah with his hands all over him? And then hitting him in the face once Pierce tried to pull the ball away?
We would of won if Doc didn't decide to foul when we were up 3. Not a fan of that. It backfired pretty good.yeah, I just as soon let them take a contested three.
I don't know how I feel about that call. When Hinrich made one of two, I thought we had a pretty good chance to win that game. That jump ball on the other end was what killed me. Paul should have fought out of that double team better and drawn the foul.
Anyway, tough loss, but great game. Both teams fought really hard. What a junk shot by Bellineli to win it.
He did exactly what he should have done. We had just come out of a timeout, why would he call another? He was looking to get fouled, not have to inbound the ball again and then get fouled.
There may have been a little contact, but to be honest, I didn't think it was too blatant. If there was a real mistake by the refs on the play, it was that they called the jump ball way too soon. There was no dual possession. Paul still had the ball, and was trying to get out of trouble.
I just wish he could have protected the ball a little better. As you say, he was looking to get fouled. I feel that if he had been looking more to protect and secure the ball than waiting for the call, then he probably would have gotten the foul call eventually.