Phoenix Suns fans on Twitter were irate over the performance of referee Scott Foster and his crew in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Bucks.
The Phoenix Suns will have to keep waiting for their first NBA title after losing Game 6 to the Bucks on Tuesday night.
While they wait, they’ll likely continue to seethe over the officiating in that title-deciding 105-98 loss.
DeAndre Hopkins of the Cardinals and others noticed a slew of bad calls that went against Phoenix.
It didn’t help that Giannis Antetokounmpo seemed to get every call imaginable. He went to the line 19 times on his own, which was equal to the free throws awarded to the entire Suns team. The Bucks as a whole took 29 free throws.
Meanwhile, Suns guard Devin Booker couldn’t buy a call.
Scott Foster’s record against Suns guard Chris Paul was a talking point
Fans couldn’t help but point out how Chris Paul is now 0-13 when playing in games officiated by Scott Foster.
Some Suns fans felt it was inevitable, given the official in charge.
Phoenix won the first two games of the series, but the Bucks stormed back to take four in a row. Having Game 6 in Milwaukee played right into their hands.
Antetokounmpo finished with a game-high 50 points, going 17-of-19 from the stripe. He had 14 rebounds and five blocks in a monstrous performance.
Paul and the Suns couldn’t match him, with or without the refs’ help. The point guard led Phoenix with 26 points and five assists. Booker finished with 19 points while going 0-for-7 from three-point range at the worst possible moment. He also committed six turnovers in a rough final outing of the season.
It’ll be a long offseason for Suns fans, but the promise of next year always remains.