Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder flopped his way to draw a foul on Milwaukee Bucks forward Pat Connaughton in the third quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The 31-year-old has been one of the main protagonists of the series with his on-court antics and his acting job had Connaughton, as well as everyone in the building, confused as hell on why the referees blew the whistle on that one.
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In fairness to Crowder, that was one heck of a veteran move. Given that the referees have been calling it close the entire game, the Suns vet made the most out of the littlest of contacts from the Bucks forward and, as always, sold the call with his ever-flailing hands. In a game as close as this, every possession counts, and Crowder drawing another foul out of thin air has to be frustrating for the Bucks.
Contact or not, the foul was called and Milwaukee has no choice but to move on to the next play. As annoying as it is, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of his troops have to carry on as they try to stay alive in this series.