Foul or No Foul: Kevin Durant & Richard Jefferson Discuss Final Play of Cavs Victory
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“I fell,” Said Durant about the final play of the Warriors’ one-point loss to the Cavs on Christmas. “And I didn’t fall on my own.”
What KD, who had 36 points and 15 rebounds on Sunday, is saying is Richard Jefferson fouled him in the final 3.4 seconds and that’s why he was lying on the floor when the final buzzer went off.
“We all think we’re fouled on every play in every single game,” Jefferson said via ESPN. “That’s why I say I know the referees have a very hard job. I switched to his body. It looked like he lost his balance. He was trying to regain his balance, and as soon as I saw him start to stumble, I ran off. I ran off so it wouldn’t look like I was trying to pressure him more, so he didn’t trip on my foot and it looked like I bumped him — nothing.
“It’s one of those things; plays can go either way. … When you get down to these two quality teams, each play back and forth, everything can be dissected. It’s just one of those things that went in our favor at the last play.”
We all know refs are never going to make that call in the final seconds and considering the Warriors blew a 14-point lead in the 4th quarter, we all agree the Warriors didn’t deserve the final call.