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Whistle disparity in Game 2 leaves Lakers feeling foul

Originally Published: June 9, 2008
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- There are two game stories I hate to write: the almost-comeback and anything to do with the officiating. Game 2 of the NBA Finals was both.

It's hard not to mention the refs when one team shoots 38 free throws and the other shoots 10, which is what happened with the Celtics and Lakers. Lakers coach Phil Jackson was itching to talk about it, but knew it could lead only to trouble. So he came out to address the media and said he had no opening statement. Then he used the ...

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