Speaking after the Brooklyn Nets’ 115-113 tight home dub against the Orlando Magic, head coach Steve Nash expressed his sentiments about the current foul calling of officials amid superstar James Harden’s mind-blowing free throw exhibit.
As per Nets insider Ajayi Browne, Nash told reporters that the referees are finally clear on their assessment of opponents’ fouls against Harden, unlike in the early part of the season wherein he claimed it was “difficult” for them.
“The referees are starting to figure out what’s still a foul — Early it was difficult for them to know where the line was,” Nash said.
Harden had a spectacular 36 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists without Kevin Durant in the victory. Though he shot 7-of-25 from the field, his shocking 19-of-20 charity stripe splits propelled the high scoring number — perhaps a rejuvenating moment on his part after the slow productivity start and the public address he delivered about the new fouling rule in October.
The Nets will take a tour in Ohio to face the Cavaliers on Monday.