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Zach Randolph Lashes Out At Refs Following Grizzlies’ Loss to the Rockets

by Simone Bridges | Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013
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The Grizzlies were on there way to securing a great win by beating the Houston Rockets on the road last night. Instead they blew a 13-point second-half lead and lost the game 100-92.

Grizzlies Zach Randolph was frustrated after the game and lashed out at the officials.

“It’s obvious, it was the refs tonight,” Randolph said, when asked for the game’s turning point. “Eight against five. The game – in the second half – the man was shooting free throws every time. We’re out there playing hard. They’re dictating the game. It can’t be like that, man. We’re out here playing too.”

The man Randolph is referring to is James Harden, who despite scoring only two field goals all game, netted 27 points for the Rockets by shooting a ridiculous 22-of-25 from the free throw line.

Randolph continued lashing out at the refs:

“It was horrible refereeing – a horrible game they reffed tonight,” Randolph continued. “Awful. They dictated the game. Plain, point simple. They dictated the game. We’re out here working as hard as them. Come on, man.”

The Rockets were 33-40 from the free throw line while the Memphis Grizzlies only shot 20 free throws. James Harden shot 11 in the fourth quarter alone. It’s easy to understand why Randolph was so upset when you hold a superstar like Harden to just two made field goals for the game but he still scores 22 points from the line. Nonetheless a hefty fine is headed his way.

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