Joey Crawford Ices Kevin Durant in Final Seconds of OKC Loss

Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2014


NBA fans buy tickets to watch their favorite players, but that doesn't stop referee Joey Crawford from making a show of himself.

He did just that in Game 5 of the Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder series on Tuesday.

With fewer than 30 seconds left in overtime, OKC's Kevin Durant headed to the line with a chance to tie the game at 100. He hit the first. Then Crawford ensued:

Durant would miss the second free throw after Crawford's scolding of the scorer's table, and the Grizzlies went on to win the game 100-99.

Thunder coach Scott Brooks was as confused as the rest of us:


Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.