Well eerything is getting too tight for the Lakers... Here comes the ZEN MASTER tring his Jedi Mind tricks:
In addition to his frustration at his team's poor rebounding and inability to contain Denver off the dribble, Lakers coach Phil Jackson reserved some of his most heated post-game venom for the referees after Monday night's Game 4 loss. Jackson suggested that inconsistent officiating sapped the Lakers of their typical aggressiveness and ultimately caused the second half to get "kind of out of hand." Three of the four technicals called in the game were on Denver,
but the Nuggets shot 49 free throws - 14 more than the Lakers
Phil Jackson: "Tonight we didn't know what a foul was and what wasn't a foul out there," he said
. "Start of the ball game, we got guys knocked around going to the basket and they said they were going to let these things go. By the end of the game, little fouls were being called all over the place
Jackson also accused Nuggets guard Dahntay Jones of "unsportsmanlike basketball" by intentionally tripping Kobe Bryant late in the third quarter.
Jones was belatedly assessed a flagrant 1 foul from the previous game for pushing Bryant in the back on the way to the rim.