Frank Vogel and Montrezl Harrell were not happy with officiating during Wednesday’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings.
Vogel referred to a play during the second quarter, where Buddy Hield made a shot that was counted as a 3-pointer, while his foot was clearly on the line.
According to Vogel, those types of play can affect a close game like the one the Lakers lost on Wednesday vs. their conference rivals.
“We told the officials about it,” Vogel said. “They said they turned it into (the NBA replay center) and they gave us some excuse that too much time had passed — that they can’t reverse it at that point.
When you’ve got a one-point game down the stretch, that’s very disappointing that they weren’t able to look at that, but that’s what they told us during the game.”
Harrell was really upset for a play in which he received a tech for yelling “And-1” after making a basket. The dynamic forward/center called the officiating soft, after the game.
“You know, whether me and you, or me and another ref got into it in a verbal conversation the play before, just because you’re still holding on to a grudge from that, you cannot come back and give me a tech. The tech that I got, it definitely was a big momentum swing and definitely shouldn’t have been called,” Harrell said.