Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I like things a bit physical, but I hate to see the refs swallow their whistles that deep with the game on the line.
I was going to comment on how I thought the refs did a good job. With the exception of the Manu drive with seconds remaining I thought they did a great job of letting the players decide who wins. When LeBron was pretty much driving forcefully to the lane you have to allow the other team to have the similar level of contact.
The one thing that shocked me was when Spoelstra went back to Wade late in the 4th and it almost cost the Heat. They Heat were on an amazing run playing with 2 shooters on the wings and having LeBron drive. The Spurs weren't able to help off one of the shooter and LeBron was having a field day. The second Wade went in the Spurs D was allowed to sag and help on LeBron. In reality if it weren't for two long rebounds, one ball that clanked off the glass, the Spurs win. Its one of those things where a poor shot results in an awkward rebound that often benefits the offense.