Kyrie Irving: Foul Calls are 'Ridiculous' & 'Slowing the F----g Game Down'

    Kyrie droppin' F-bombs, obviously very frustrated with officiating in game 3 vs Bucks...

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    Re: Cause of the third quarter run by the Bucks

    I mean, it’s inevitable. Guy comes down almost six times in a row and get free throws.  What are you really going to do? It’s slowing the game down so the run that you would hope to make in a quarter like that, doesn’t happen.  I mean, he shot 22 on the game.  It’s getting ridiculous at this point.  It’s just slowing the @%$%in game down.

     


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    KYRIE IRVING

    Re: Cause of the third quarter run by the Bucks

    I mean, it’s inevitable. Guy comes down almost six times in a row and get free throws.  What are you really going to do? It’s slowing the game down so the run that you would hope to make in a quarter like that, doesn’t happen.  I mean, he shot 22 on the game.  It’s getting ridiculous at this point.  It’s just slowing the @%$%in game down.

    What is the spirit of your group at this time and what is the challenge?

    “I mean; we have another chance to respond at home.  They took care of business.  The third quarter is where they really made their mark on the game.  You have to give credit, George Hill was the “X factor” having 21 off the bench, going 9-for-12.  We just have to do a better job of eliminating that.  I think that we did a great job of starting off the game very well. Going into halftime, obviously ending the half in the fashion that probably wasn’t our best.  Then coming out in that third quarter and giving up 40 points, that’s not a characteristic you want to carry over into the next game.  We’ll be better.  We’ll need a little more from our bench, a little bit more consistency from me going to the basket as well as the three-point line.  Hopefully, we can even out the free throws, not just in the fourth quarter.”

    Have you ever been involved in a playoff game where the officiating is so poor on one side?

    “I mean the refs have a difficult job.  We have a difficult job.  Obviously, I could sit up here and complain.  We know the disparity and what it is but I am not going to put all the emphasis on the refereeing.  I think there are a lot of controllable things on our end that we can be better at.  Obviously the officiating is going to be part of it.  You wish things could go your way but they don’t and we have to be able to respond in a better circumstance.  We just have to respond better and I think we will do that going into game four.  I’m confident in this group.  I’m confident in the talent that we have here.  As well as the basketball IQ, we just have to bring it to another level of being in the right spots and really focusing on where we can take advantage on their defensive miscues.  They turn their heads on plays where guys are driving to the basket. They still have the same frantic defense. They’ve made adjustments and now we go back and watch film of where instances in the game where we can control.  We just have to do better.”