Watch: Victor Oladipo called for most ridiculous foul in Game 2
The officials almost seemed like they were out to get the Indiana Pacers’ best player early in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Victor Oladipo was called for three fouls in the first half of his team’s playoff game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which led him to be limited to eight minutes. He was called for two early fouls, and then this was the third, which was called in the second quarter.
Look at how far Kevin Love moves to his right. Oladipo points same thing out to the official. Now he's on the bench with 3 fouls because of this rewarded call-seeking behavior #TwitterNBAShow https://t.co/yikFzk6WNn pic.twitter.com/JAHiQYfsjv
— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) April 19, 2018
Kevin Love clearly jumped into Oladipo to get the foul call, while Oladipo was jumping towards Love’s side to avoid contact. Love still drew the foul call.
Oladipo was one of three Pacers players called for three fouls in the first half, while only one Cleveland player was called for three. The Pacers wouldn’t be the only team complaining about calls in the NBA playoffs, and they certainly would be justified.