Chris Paul Speaks Out After Game 7 Loss vs Rockets
An emotional Chris Paul spoke out after the Oklahoma City Thunder lost their Game 7 showdown against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
It was an ugly affair where both teams had the chance to win it late, but ultimately Houston better capitalized on a select few opportunities en route to the 104-102 victory.
“We fought hard all year,” he Paul.
“Obviously a lot of people doubted us, but we didn’t doubt ourselves. We didn’t give a damn about anybody’s predictions going into any series. In any game, we expected to win.”
Paul also had some choice words for referee Scott Foster, with whom he has issues in the past.
“It’s crazy,” he said.
“This has been going on in the bubble – like the replays. They show the replays sometimes so that, obviously, it’s an advantage if you get to see the replay and then you challenge. So, myself, I dropped down to tie my shoe up to hopefully see if we see the replay. Scott Foster walked over to me and told me, ‘Chris, you ain’t got to do that. I got them sweeping up the floor.’
“OK, cool. So, I start tying my shoe back up, and he still calls delay of game. That s— don’t make no sense. But I don’t know. That’s crazy. He just – I don’t know. We could’ve won the game, but that situation – the league knows. Yeah. They’re going to fine me. I said his name. Yeah. We already know the history.”
Skip decided not to hold back. https://t.co/NyIh5Zl8rt
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 2, 2020
Overall, Paul and the Thunder produced a tremendously impressive 2019-20 campaign. Nobody expected them to get as far as they did, and they pushed a legitimate title contender in the Rockets to seven games.
It was a sad ending for Paul, obviously, but one he should still be proud of.
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