NBA TV shared his postgame press conference where he called the officiating "unacceptable" and "unprofessional" before leaving in frustration:
Eric Freeman of Yahoo Sports responded to Fizdale's comments:
Fizdale was particularly upset with the difference in free-throw attempts, as San Antonio took 32 shots from the charity stripe compared to 15 for Memphis. Kawhi Leonard alone (19-of-19 on free throws) shot more free throws than Memphis' entire team, which helped him spearhead the victorious effort with 37 points and 11 rebounds.
Fizdale also pointed to his team's tendency to shoot from the paint when questioning why it didn't receive more chances from the free-throw line, exclaiming "take that for data."
Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press thought of an idea for the Grizzlies following the press conference:
Fizdale will almost assuredly be fined for his comments, but it could also earn his team more free throws moving forward, as Freeman suggested. The Grizzlies need all the help they can get after dropping the first two contests against the mighty Spurs.
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