Originally Posted by bulls0704
I was watching the game but I had the volume turned down. What was he so hot about at the end of the first quarter? Or was it just Crawford trying to start something again?
I think it was double fouls on the delay of game on both teams. And Crawford put his hands on Pop and that set him off and the debate continued on and Crawford T'd him up.
I do know that Pop has decided to take the call up to Stu Jackson:
By Mike Monroe
NEW ORLEANS — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday he would contact NBA vice-president of basketball operations Stu Jackson about what he believed was an incorrect interpretation of the rules by referee Joey Crawford near the end of the first quarter of Tuesday’s game.
Both teams were called for delaying the game by Crawford while the Hornets’ Melvin Ely was at the free-throw line with 10.5 seconds left in the period. Hornets players Bonzi Wells and David West went back and forth across the lane trying to decide where to line up, and the Spurs adjusted each time. When Crawford called a delay of game on both teams, Popovich protested.
His protest continued between the quarters, and he was given a technical foul by Crawford, who appeared to poke his finger in Popovich’s chest during the argument.
“I believe the official was incorrect. We’ve gone through this before a couple of years ago in our Sacramento series, and it happened to be with Bonzi (Wells). The team that’s shooting the free throw has to make the first choice about where they’re gong to be placed. So the delay of game should be on that team, not on both.”