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Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

The Boston Celtics took down the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night in overtime. However, regulation ended with a controversial non-call when Jayson Tatum fouled LeBron James. On Monday’s Felger and Mazz, Felger, Mazz, and Jim Murray reacted to the game’s officiating.

  • Listen to the full segment here

  • Mazz's Thoughts

    Felger: That was something, Mazz. What were your thoughts on that?

    Mazz: Oh, my gosh. I mean, talking about the primary thing that I focused on was Jayson Tatum’s reaction to the play. He clearly hit LeBron on the wrist. He ended up with the ball and he ran away from it after the whistle, holding the number one in the air, running down the floor. This is a guy that bitches about every call. And then postgame, he was all kinds of coy, like, “oh, yeah, you know, the whole final couple of minutes were a blur”. Like, I thought it was embarrassing, really, for a guy who bitches about calls all the time. To me, it’s just another opportunity to say, “dude, stop bitching about the calls”, especially when you are turning the ball over still in the final 2 minutes of close games, which he did again.

  • Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 28: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics and LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shake hands during overtime at TD Garden on January 28, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 125-121. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

  • Jim Murray's Thoughts

    Felger: Murray?

    Jim Murray: Kind of a fake win for the Celtics. They certainly got away with one. That is as clear a foul you’ll ever see. But you know what? If you’re going to carry on the way that LeBron James did after that, like he lost game seven like he felt like he got job like game seven of the NBA finals, you still had overtime to beat him, you baby. And you completely folded. You let Jaylen Brown get hot and so I have zero sympathy for you. Yeah they kind of got jobs there but.

    Felger: Kind of?

    Jim Murray: Well they did. But LeBron James and the whole histrionics there and on his knee he’s like, “oh, God, ahhhh ahhhh” like making Mac Jones blush with the way he was going on after that. Like you, baby. Oh, enough. So, you know that one I actually enjoyed. That one I’ll put my green footy pajamas on for because good ya baby, you got screwed. But big whoop, you still had overtime to beat him.

  • Jan 28, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

    Jan 28, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

  • Felger's Thoughts

    Felger: That game was egregious. It wasn’t just that play. I mean, the Celts are getting touch fouls on the other end of the floor. Jaylen Brown is getting and-ones left and right. One of them the Lakers replayed and it was actually you know turned over by Secaucus, there was a Anthony Davis foul that was…..

    Mazz: Never touched him.

    Felger: Never touched him, but there was over and over again the Celtics kept getting these touch fouls on their end.

    Jim Murray: The one on Brown, Beverley did hit him though.

    Felger: He tapped him on their head in the back of the head. I don’t know.

    Jim Murray: Because initially I was like, “oh please”

    Felger: They didn’t call it at first. And Brown raised his hands in the air, and then they blew the whistle. And he did. He grazed him on the back of his head. So that’s the way they were calling it. And then LeBron goes down the other end and right in front of the ref on the baseline, like looking right at it, gets hacked right on the arm. And I just wonder if that ref, that crew, or the refs around the league are like, “you know what, F-you, I’m not giving you the call. I’m sick of giving you the call. I’m sick of you carrying on. I’m sick of you running around like a fool every time you don’t get a call”. You know, Beverly plays right into it, running out with the camera before overtime. And so, you know, the way the refs are wired and human nature being what it is, it’s like….

    Jim Murray: Oh, yeah, you think of it, you look at a certain guy, you’re like, “oh eff off”.

    Felger: Eff you. I’m not giving you the call, even though it’s obvious. It’s right in front of my face. I’m just, “screw you”.

    Mazz: But there’s got to be some of that, right? It’s only human to do that.

    Felger: I mean, I thought that game was fishy.

  • Listen to Felger and Mazz from 2-6 every Monday-Friday on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with hosts Mike Felger, Tony “Mazz” Massarotti, and Jim Murray “Big Jim”. You can listen live in the Sports Hub App and subscribe to their podcasts here. Follow @FelgerAndMazz on Twitter to keep up with the show!

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