The Trail Blazers had a better chance of buying a vowel than they could a foul in Sunday night’s game vs. the Mavericks.
Of course, a game officiated by NBA official Scott Foster isn’t without its fair share of controversy.
Sunday’s contest in Dallas was a back and forth affair, led by Luka Doncic with the Mavs and Damian Lillard for the Blazers, both 2nd & 3rd in NBA All-Star fan voting, respectively.
The Trail Blazers grew frustrated in the first half after they saw the Mavs head to the line for 9 FTs, while they had none.
Damian Lillard drew a lot of contact, hit the deck and still… no foul.
He even grew so mad that it led to a technical foul.
And when the Trail Blazers built a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, officials got more involved and the Trail Blazers couldn’t buy a basket for over five minutes.
The officiating miscues weren’t lost on Trail Blazers fans watching the game, either.
.@NBA DO YOU HAVE ANY REFEREE JERSEYS FOR SALE? I WANT TO WEAR THE STARS OF THE GAME, THE GUYS WE ALL COME TO SEE
— TRILLBLAZIN JR. (@TRILLBLAZIN) February 15, 2021
These refs literally cheatin like we not watchin on TV LOL
— Houston Lillard (@flyguyhuey5) February 15, 2021
Scott Foster and the refs 100% took all the Blazers momentum in his half. Horrible officiating
— 🅵🅾🆁🆃🅷🅴🅵🅰🅽🆂 🎙 (@503Blazerfans) February 15, 2021
Really cool of the refs to become a part of this blazers Mavs game. 🙄🙄
— Raheel Ramzanali 🤘🏾🤘🏾 (@The_Raheel) February 15, 2021
Blazers playing against the refs too right now. Some bad calls going on
— sowell burner acct (@sowellburneracc) February 15, 2021
THATS WHAT WE DO. WE DONT CARE IF THE REFS HATE US, WE WILL WIN
— IR 🥷 (16-10) It’sStottsFault (@RoCoXBlazersSZN) February 15, 2021
Of course, there were other more colorful tweets that we couldn’t include, but you get the idea.
The Trail Blazers overcame all obstacles to secure their 4th straight win and improve to 16-10 on the season.
Next up, the Blazers head to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder Tuesday night.
And hopefully, far away from Scott Foster.