Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Of all words uttered last night during the 4th quarter none was more prevalent than the word "Foul". All in all there were 22 personal fouls, 4 technical fouls and 1 flagrant foul called in the 4th quarter. The whistle blew so much in the final 12 minutes that it truly made the game unwatchable.
Let's take a look at a few of the facts from the foulfest last night.
~The 4 technical fouls were all called on separate instances that occurred with 5:30 minutes from 9:11 to 3:48.
~Luke Walton went from 3 fouls to fouling in a total of 5 Nugget possessions. Throw on an additional personal and a technical and Walton was whistled 5 times in the 4th.
~From 4:05 to 3:00 there were 5 personal fouls and 2 technical fouls. Only one possession wound up in something other than free throws, a J.R. Smith missed three.
~The Nuggets scored 16 of their 43 4th quarter points on the free throw line.
~Kobe Bryant made 4 free throws in a row during one possession at the 3:48 mark thanks to a personal foul by Carmelo and technical fouls on Melo and Kenyon.