CLEVELAND -- The Lakers won a bizarre game after
"It was hard to gauge what [referees] were trying to do," he said after the Lakers' 119-108 victory. "It's hard to know if they want it to be real physical. And some nights they don't let anything go by and they call everything. I thought tonight that, myself and Rob, there were some fouls that were just really tough to swallow."
Then Sacre picked up his sixth foul with 3:32 to play and it appeared the Lakers would have to play four on five. But an obscure rule was put in motion. Sacre was allowed to stay in the game, with a technical foul being called on the Lakers, because the team was down to only five healthy players. The Cavaliers were awarded a free throw because of the infraction. The Lakers led, 111-101, at the time.
Kaman had 13 points in 14 minutes but picked up a foul practically every other minute.
"Some of those fouls, I was trying to jump straight up purposely not to foul because I knew I had fouls and I was trying to get out of the way almost," Kaman said. "Every time I got in the game, then I came right back out within two or three minutes.
"I've played basketball for a long time and I've never seen it to where you can't play physical down in the paint or you can't be physical on box-outs and rebounds. Some of the stuff that they don't call is so questionable compared to the stuff that they do call. It's hard to get a gauge and get a feel."