The New York Knicks fans were riding the referees pretty hard in Madison Square Garden. Chants of “these refs suck” was deafening multiple times throughout the Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semis against the Indiana Pacers.
In defense of the refs, they refs were bad for both teams. JR Smith pulled off a pretty big flop on a screen attempt by David West late in the fourth quarter. West was called for the four, Smith offered a lead role on Broadway.
The flopping wasn’t enough to defeat the Pacers who took home court advantage 102-95 with the road victory.