In addition to 7 technical errors, 6 of which belonged to the Golden State Warriors, the match between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA also became the focus of attention because of the referee’s mistake in the third round.
Accordingly, the referee awarded the Golden State Warriors 2 free throws by Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Grizzlies committed a foul on James Wiseman’s shirt. However, the person who stepped up to take the free throw was Klay Thompson.
Klay Thompson against Memphis Grizzlies
Realizing their mistake, the referee team paused the match to think. But after that, Klay Thompson was still allowed to take the second free throw. This decision led to boos and protests from the crowd present at Chase Center.
At the end of the match, the Golden State Warriors won on aggregate 123 – 109 over the Memphis Grizzlies. After the game, Memphis Grizzlies star Dillon Brooks wasn’t afraid to make comments directed at the referees.
The weight-holder for the match also faced criticism when he penalized the Golden State Warriors for 6 technical errors. Jordan Poole was sent off in the fourth half after a second technical error, along with a technical error by coach Steve Kerr, players Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and young player Jonathan Kuminga.
However, these fouls did not stop the Golden State Warriors from winning an impressive victory over the team that is ranked 3rd in the Eastern region of the NBA tournament.