Give Andrei Kirilenko an Oscar for This Flop Against Dirk Nowitzki
It’s kind of hard for me to believe that a Dallas team that’s 17-12 and playing good ball would lose by almost double digits against Utah. Consider that Paul Millsap, Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur are all hurt, leaving the Jazz with a starting five of Deron Williams, Andrei Kirilenko, Ronnie Brewer, Kosta Koufos, and C.J. Miles, I really start to wonder. You could certainly do worse for a starting five, but that’s definitely not the Jazz’s best lineup. But when you see Dirk Nowitzki getting called for an offensive foul on a play like this and then you see that he later got ejected for a love tap on Matt Harpring, you figure something may have been up with the refs. Check out this brilliant acting job by Andrei Kirilenko that got the call:
I’m telling you, I hardly think about this despite the Tim Donaghy stuff, but a nine point loss for Dallas, a 10 free throw disparity, and Dirk Nowitzki getting ejected doesn’t sound right to me. If I didn’t know any better I’d say the refs had some action on this game.