Crawford decided to interrupt Kevin Durant, who was preparing for a second free throw with 27.5 seconds left in overtime of Game 5 between the Thunder and Grizzlies, in order to yell at people keeping track of the game at the scorer’s table. It sounded like he wanted them to place a team foul on the scoreboard, though it was tough to tell exactly what he was complaining about.
Then again, this is Joey Crawford we’re talking about — it doesn’t take much for him to go bananas.
Crawford icing Durant definitely worked, because the Slim Reaper missed the next free throw, and the Thunder lost 100-99.
I don’t care what Crawford had to say, I don’t think he needed to jump in front of Durant to do it.
Here’s what Thunder coach Scott Brooks said about it after the game:
Scott Brooks on Joey Crawford taking the ball from Durant: "It was an awkward situation, I’ll say that."
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) April 30, 2014