Mario Chalmers Says He Was Fouled on Final Shot

After the Pacers lost Game 1, they complained — although subtly so as not to get fined — about the officiating. In Game 2, Mario Chalmers casually mentioned (I’m not going to say “complained” … I wasn’t there to hear him talk) that he got hit on the elbow as he tried to hit the game-tying three on Miami’s last possession. “I felt like I was fouled on the three that I shot but they didn’t call it. Darren got me for sure,” said Chalmers, according to ESPN. “It is a shot I usually knock down,” added Chalmers, who shot 2-for-10 (and 0-for-4 from behind the arc) tonight.

To recap: teams that lose are consistently unhappy with outcome of game, including how it was officiated.

News at 11.

Looks like Mario is probably correct though based on the photo above. Tom Haberstroh has another photo, some video and a little more on this over at the Heat Index if you care (link above).

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  • NoLookPass

    I felt he just flopped trying to get a call while watching live but the photo pretty much speaks for itself just gad it didn’t happen to us.

  • Joe

    After all of the bias calls for them in game 1 and in this game, this idiot has the NERVE to say that the Heat got ripped off? Why don’t you talk about Dirt Wade only getting a flagrant 1? Or Hill getting knocked over on a three-point attempt last game? Or Dirt Wade bouncing off of West’s body and flopping? This loser is so spoiled with calls going his team’s way and shouldn’t have the right to write anything on ESPN anymore.

  • Wiggles

    Judging by the picture, it looks like he DID get fouled… but in no way should he expect to get a call when he reacts the way he did. He went flopping and flailing to the floor after the hit. I understand trying to sell a foul but really? If you’re gonna try to sell it, at least make it believable; make it look like you got slapped, not like you’re convulsing while being possessed by the devil.

  • blublur

    Seriously……..you must be joking. There were sooo… many bad calls in game one, it was mind boggling. And a couple that should have been called in this one . So really, don’t care for a moment that he got touched on the arm. We were owed big time. Now here is a thought, call the games fair both ways. No, didn’t think so.

  • Adam

    Let’s not forget the game one D-Wade kicking D-West while going to the basket and still getting the foul call either. That was a full-out midair karate kick, CLEARLY an offensive foul. Except D-Wade doesn’t commit fouls, in the eyes of the officials.

    Unless they’re flagrant.

  • Realist

    Steve Kerr calling the game pointed out a few calls that went against the Pacers, a couple others just off the top of my head:

    George getting hit by Haslem but the play continued as a “clean block” by Wade;

    Hill getting called for a charge when Haslem “slid under him”;

    Obviously there’s bad calls both ways. As long as it’s remotely close to even in the end, I don’t think we can be too unhappy.

  • NoLookPass

    Watching the game again and kept getting the vibe Hansbrough would have gave 5 million dollars if he could have magically been moved to the Heats roster to take Bosh’s place. Does any player in the league look more miserable to be on the bench than him? Seeing Anthony and Battier rack up 32+ tonight while he got 7 must been eating him alive.

    Anyone else get the feeling he’s counting down the days until he can get out of town? We might be better off moving him while we can. I wonder if Jordan and Bird would get together and maybe do a Hansbrough for Byron Mullens or something along those lines. We can get a 7 footer with regional ties and they can get a PF with regional ties and both players could get a much needed change of scenery.

  • Ronal Eugene is Right!!!

    Hansbrough isn’t going anywhere. He played well in game 1. If his mid range jumper is off then you can’t justify having him out there.

  • NoLookPass

    You don’t think adding a taller cheaper version of Tyler wouldn’t be better?

  • Troy

    I believe D Wade should be suspended one game for the foul on DC. In no way was he going for the basketball and he was frustrated with what was going on the court, so he lowered his shoulder and smoked DC.

  • Troy

    If Hansbrough would of done the samething to wade as wade did to DC, what do you think would have happend? Flagrant 2 and ejection and prob. missed thrusdays game.

  • Zach Winningham

    Listen it’s simple: At crucial moments of games, NBA officials will NEVER make a call like that. It has to be much more obvious, almost to the point of “Ok..we HAVE to call that foul or we’ll lose our jobs.” This clearly wasn’t the case while watching live, looking at a picture, etc. And yeah, it didn’t help that he flopped afterward. I think it’s possible that Vogel bought that no-call for $15k. Well done, coach.

  • Mike

    Haha. There’s NLP and his bro love for Hands-bro. Knew we’d see it here sooner or later. Pacers win the game and you’re talking about the 3rd-4th guy off the bench not getting minutes in a playoff game. Unbelievable.

  • NoLookPass

    I’m talking about trading for a Cheaper bigger version of the same player and putting the extra money in keeping our other guys. I like all of our players no just Tyler for the exception of maybe Barbosa and I would like him if he wasn’t so mediocre but yet people think he is helping us. If he comes back and is here for the whole battle next year he may win me over, but don’t like a new crappy guy coming in and taking guys who got us here role.

    I also know we have a great starting 5 that’s why most everything I talk about revolves around our bench who we will need to win it all.

  • http://yahoo gbaby

    dont hate because wade is the best. for all u band wagon hust your mouth because when the game is tight the ref saw that foul,so he got paid well.all u pacer know they cant beat the heat without the ref help

  • http://yahoo gbaby

    everybody who hate the heat must b gay