After missing a potential game winning shot in a hard fought 133-132 loss to the Wizards, Celtics guard Evan Turner expressed his displeasure with the officials to the media.
Evan Turner on Wall's 3-point play with in 2OT: "He made a good play going to the rack and he got the bucket but the And-1 was garbage."— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) December 9, 2014
Turner: "John stepped up & hit some big shots but right there he got the bucket & did his thing to tie the game but it was Christmas early."— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) December 9, 2014
It wasn't just one call that upset the player picked behind Wall in the 2010 draft. In his view the referees were favoring the Wizards the entire night.
Post game complaining is nothing new for Turner. After losing to Atlanta last week, he ripped Hawks guard Kyle Korver, saying Korver, "couldn't guard to save his life" and "has no business being in the game on the defensive end."
Basketball can be a frustrating game, but taking to the media like this twice in a week to go after officials and opposing players is a bad look for Turner. Perhaps he could use the sage advice of a veteran player like the Wizards' Marcin Gortat who usually knows the right thing to say in these situations.
@YM1Mando keep crying !!!!— Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) April 23, 2014