The Timberwolves played against the Celtics at home on the 15th. Both sides battled until the last minute, and the Celtics won by a margin of 104–102. However, the referee’s performance in this game left the Timberwolves very dissatisfied. Coach Chris Finch called it unfair after the game.
The most unsatisfying time period to the Timberwolves was in the last 3.1 seconds of the game. Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert and the CelticsWilliamGrant Williams jumped the ball, but Williams touched the ball and successfully controlled the key ball. However, according to slow-motion replays, Williams touched the ball before it reached its highest point, which should have been a violation. Timberwolves players Anthony Edwards and Kyle Anderson also complained to the referee one after the other, but they were both blown off. Technical foul, ejection.
The Timberwolves eventually lost to the Celtics. Finch bluntly said after the game, “We’re very disappointed, the position is very difficult, those referees are really casual, and we’re a bit unbalanced.”
Gobert said of the jump ball, “With all due respect, there’s no way I’m going to lose the jump ball to Williams. If I lost the jump ball, the onus was on me, but I didn’t lose it, it was me.” was a ‘theft’.” ‘ ball.”
The Timberwolves were called 4 technical fouls in the game, and they were called 54 overall this season, which ranked first in the league. Veteran Mike Conley, who was never called a technical foul in his career, said, “We’re a young team full of emotion. Every player wants to win. They all love the game. Call a technical foul.” “