New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green voiced his dissatisfaction with the officiating following his team’s play-in game defeat against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Following the Lakers’ hard-fought 110-106 victory over the Pelicans in the Western Conference play-in tournament, Green hinted at feeling aggrieved by the calls throughout the season.

“I don’t feel like we got a great whistle all season. That’s how I feel when I watch the games. We’re one of the teams that dominate the paint night in and night out, we have a physical dominant force in Zion along with others. It just seems like we’re not getting those calls,” Green said postgame.

Green’s comments came after LeBron James led the Lakers with 23 points, nine assists, and nine rebounds, while Anthony Davis contributed a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Despite a stellar performance from Zion Williamson, who amassed 40 points and 11 rebounds before exiting the game due to injury, the Pelicans couldn’t secure the win.

With this victory, the Lakers advance to face the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, setting up an intriguing matchup against the defending champions.

Meanwhile, the Pelicans must regroup and aim for a win against the Sacramento Kings to secure the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.