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Celtics Coach Ime Udoka On Playoffs Officiating: ‘I’ll Teach My Guys To Flop A Little More”

Players on both sides of the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics’ Game 3 matchup for the Eastern Conference Semifinal took issue with the performance of the referees after the game. The Bucks were able to hold off a 14-point comeback from the Celtics in the fourth quarter to win 103-101.Celtics head coach Ime Udoka called attention to the late-game foul on Celtics guard Marcus Smart which he labeled a “poor call.” Smart was fouled while attempting a 3-pointer but officials decided the foul was on the floor before the attempt was made.Stacy Revere / Getty ImagesWhen Udoka complained, he says refs told him Smart was making a sweeping motion rather than a shooting motion.”Both feet set. You can’t say that’s a sweep. You’re going into a shot. That’s a poor call. Poor no-call,” Udoka said.He added: I’ll teach my guys to flop a little more.”On the other side, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo hinted at being upset with the refs but admitted he didn’t want to get fined.“How much does it cost if I say something, a comment about the refs? Is it $20,000? It’s a lot of money. So, I should not do it. I’ll save my money. I’ve got to pay for diapers.”The Bucks now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Celtics. Game 4 is scheduled for Monday at 7:30 PM, ET.Check out Antetokounmpo’s comments after the game below.[Via]

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