In game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday the referees were horrible, but the Celtics would have lost to the Heat regardless. In game 2 on Wednesday the referees were horrible once again, and this time it just may have cost the Celtics the game.
Not only did Paul Pierce foul out while Lebron James was called for just a single foul, Dwyane Wade got away with a hack to Rajon Rondo's head with the game tied and just under two minutes to play. The Heat took the lead for good on the ensuing possession thanks to an odd man fast break.
Sure the Celtics are old, slow and sometimes not very aggressive and the officials weren't calling any phantom calls on Boston Wednesday night. The lack of calls against the Heat, however, completely changed the outlook of the game and cost the Celtics a chance to win the game in overtime.
After a gritty effort from their aging stars and a legendary performance from Rondo, the Celtics deserved better, they deserved to have the outcome of the game put in their own hands.
The New Orleans Hornets won the NBA draft lottery Wednesday night meaning they are the team lucky enough to land Kentucky power forward/center Anthony Davis.
Ryan Olson, a junior right hander for Upland Westland Christian School in California had the change to make history this week. Olson had a perfect game going with two outs in the seventh and final inning and recorded all 20 outs by way of strikeout.
With one out remaining in the game the Upland manager did the unthinkable pulling Olson from the game so a senior pitcher could enter the game on senior day.
While it's certainly a classy gesture by Olson to leave the game in such a situation, the school's manager needs to be more mindful of the situation. Olson may never get the opportunity for a perfect strikeout game ever again.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru