Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George has once again voiced his frustration over himself and his team not receiving many foul calls this season. George felt the Clippers attacked the rim and drew contact from the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night but they only had 11 trips to the free throw line.
The Clippers ended up losing 105-89, despite George scoring 28 points and having seven rebounds and five assists. "We're putting a lot of pressure at the rim," George said after the loss, per ESPN. "It's insane that we're not getting these calls.
But it is what it is. It's nothing new to me. Hopefully, we'll send a bunch of clips in. League's gotta take a look at this." "Can't go too much further than that -- it's a bunch of lies," George said, when asked to characterize his discussions with officials following non-calls against the Clippers, "They know what's going on."
Like George, Kawhi Leonard was also frustrated
"They looked at my missed dunk for 30 minutes, it seemed like. Everybody [saw] him hit my hands, so I don't know,'' Leonard said, when asked what the Clippers can do differently after attacking the paint and coming away with few calls.
Leonard also underlined that the Clippers have to make free throws when they shoot them. "Once we get there, gotta knock it down," Leonard said. "We were 6-for-11 tonight, and I'll take the lead on that one, being my fault.
We just got to keep going, keep pushing, don't worry about it, just play stronger and make those layups and floaters that we're trying to get to." "Just make every shot you shoot," Leonard added. "That's all we can do."
"I mean, our job is to be aggressive, attack," George said. "We can't do much more than that, right? If they not gonna call it, they not gonna call it. And that's the suck part about it, because we're not flopping players.
We're not players that's like throwing our bodies into other players." George feels the Clippers can't do nothing more as they are already aggressive enough. "We play physical, no different than any other player in this league, you know?" George said.
"There's nothing more that we can do. We're attacking, we're putting pressure at the rim, again. There's nothing that I feel -- unless we just start diving and playing a flopping game -- there's really nothing much that we can do."