Joey Crawford Ices Kevin Durant in Final Seconds of OKC Loss

Andy Bailey@@AndrewDBaileyFeatured 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.


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