Here’s his postgame rant:
Walton got a technical foul early in the game when LeBron James got hammered on a drive and didn’t get a call. It was a horrific no-call.
The Spurs wound up shooting 38 free throws to 26 for the Lakers. The Spurs wound up outscoring the Lakers by 10 points at the line. Walton is also right about Hart, who was attacking the basket all night but wound up never going to the line. The Lakers also scored 74 points in the paint against 50 for the Spurs but they didn’t benefit from their aggressiveness in the foul department.
I don’t have a problem with this. NBA officiating is typically awful, and I thought the crew on Monday night was particularly bad. Walton is sticking up for his players and clearly doesn’t care if he gets fined for doing so.