Did the NBA’s bad calls cost the Boston Celtics a game to the Indiana Pacers?

A recent Boston Celtics loss to the Indiana Pacers has the NBA’s officiating back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The Celtics fell to the Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse after a pair of botched calls by the officials robbed Boston of a chance to win the game in regulation, instead handing the tilt to Indiana on a platter.

In fairness, the Celtics would never have been in such a position had they handled their business in the game’s third quarter, a series of defensive lapses proving very costly in the long run for Boston. But the injection of the officials of their poor calls into the contest’s outcome has left a mark on the season most would like to forget.

Did the refs cost the Celtics a game to the Pacers? The hosts of the CLNS Media “The Big Three NBA” podcast recently talked through their feelings about the loss — check it out below.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire