Paul George thought Zach LaVine got away with a travel before game-winning basket
However, Clippers forward Paul George believes LaVine’s bucket shouldn’t have counted:
“I think he got away with a walk. I thought he got away with a walk, but it was a good play call. They did a slip out, which caught us off guard and gave him momentum going downhill,” George said, per ESPN’s Eric Woodyard.
Judge for yourself:
Zach LaVine. Ballgame. pic.twitter.com/ioFBr6z9NR
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) December 15, 2019
Zach LaVine finished with 31 points, with the final three coming on the game-winning score, which featured an and-1. The win was a major comeback for Chicago, who lost Friday to Charlotte while scoring a league-low 73 points in defeat.
The Clippers were severely short-handed for Saturday’s game, which was the second of a back-to-back after a late night in Minnesota. Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley and JaMychal Green all didn’t play, leaving George to carry a hefty workload on both offense and defense.
Even with the defeat, Los Angeles sits second in the Western Conference standings at 20-8 on the year. Head coach Doc Rivers has reiterated early on in the season that he wouldn’t be willing to push his players during the regular season in order to position the club better for the postseason.
There have been notable missed travels across the league through the first two months of the year, in addition to disputed calls in crunch time. Very little will come of George wanting a travel called, as the best that he can get out of the situation appears to be a correction in the league’s Last Two Minute Report.