The Lakers forwards wasn't too happy about something that happened last night.
Your Los Angeles Lakers came back from being down by 19 points in the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks last night to have a chance to win outright at the end of regulation.
Troy Brown Jr. Sends Out a Riddle-Filled Tweet
With six seconds left in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook passed the ball to LeBron James. King James then passed the ball to a wide-open Troy Brown Jr., who made a game-winning three-pointer with the score tied at 101-101. Since the Lakers only need to win by one point, no one can explain why James didn't just drive and try to get fouled or make a dunk or layup.
Mavericks forwards Tim Hardaway Jr. blocked Brown's shot, and the ball went wide of the goal. The time for the game ran out, and the two teams went into the first of two overtime periods.
But both Brown and James thought that the block wasn't perfect and that there was some contact with the shot before Brown let go of the ball, which would make it a foul. It looks like the referees missed the call, no matter how small it was.
At the end of the second overtime, the Lakers were too tired to keep going, so the Mavericks won the game 119-115.
After the game, Brown went on Twitter and posted this unhappy Emoji:
😕— Troy Brown Jr (@Troy_Brown33) January 13, 2023
Based on when the post was made, it looks like this was made because of that game call. Even without Anthony Davis, Lonnie Walker IV, Austin Reaves, and Patrick Beverley, four of their top eight players, the Lakers could have won that game in regulation. The Mavericks had the best player (Luka Doncic) and more players, so it was less likely that LA would win by chance the longer everyone played, especially James and Westbrook, who are both 34 years old.
Lakers' LeBron James says, "That s—- is blatant" about the Mavs' no-call at the end of regulation
The officials' decision not to call a foul at the end of regulation on Thursday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks did not make the Lakers happy.
With less than three seconds left in the fourth quarter and the score tied at 101-101, Troy Brown Jr. tried to make a three-point shot. Tim Hardaway Jr. blocked the shot, sending the game into overtime.
Hardaway Jr. seemed to touch Brown's hand, which made him fall to the ground.
Before the Lakers lost to the Mavericks in double overtime, LeBron James and Brown spoke out right away about the no-call.
Crew chief Josh Tiven explained the call after the game by saying that Hardaway Jr.'s hand only touched the ground after the ball did.
"Hardaway Jr. gets a piece of the ball on the closeout and then makes some legal high-five contact," Tiven told ESPN. "That play was rightly not called."
Brown was asked about the no-call in the locker room after the game, and James answered from the other side of the room.
We are headed to OT on TNT! pic.twitter.com/jG16FFAjSz— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 13, 2023
According to ESPN, James said loudly and clearly, "No, it's an f—-ing foul." "It's not fair. Regardless of what [Brown] says, it's a foul. They should have said something about that obvious s—-."
James missed one game because of a sore ankle. When he came back, he had 24 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists.
James said, "We gave ourselves a chance to win." "We just couldn't do what we needed to do at the end of the game."
Luka Doncic led the way for the Mavericks with 35 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists at the end of the night.
With six seconds left in the fourth quarter, Doncic made a three-point shot that tied the game and sent it into overtime.
Simple as that, Lakers guard Russell Westbrook said, "He made a hard shot." "You just move on. Find a better way to do it."
The Lakers are now four games below.500 for the