Tom Thibodeau Frustrated by Late-Game Call
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and his players were upset at officials after losing a 119-118 overtime thriller to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Thibodeau’s frustration was based upon two plays, both of which appeared to be offensive goaltending, and both of which went against the Bulls late in overtime.
“I don’t understand it,” he said. “I don’t understand it one bit. Koufos’ play, I asked why it wasn’t reviewed. … Clearly it was on the rim, and they told me that because they didn’t make the call, they couldn’t review it. If that is the rule, then that is the rule. I thought we had the video stuff to make sure we got it right. Then down on the other end, they are tough calls on bang-bang plays, but I don’t understand why one is reviewable and the other one isn’t. After watching the replay, and I watched it when it occurred, they never made the call on that either.”