Paul George thinks Sixers got ‘home-court cooking’ from referees vs. Clippers

Noah Levick
NBC Sports Philadelphia

Paul George shot 3 for 15 Tuesday night in the Clippers' 110-103 loss to the Sixers, his second-worst shooting performance of the season. 

Afterwards, he shared his disagreement with how the game had been officiated. 

"I thought we played well, we lost by seven," George told reporters, per ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "There was some home-court cooking tonight, to say the least."

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The Sixers, who are now an NBA-best 25-2 at home, got Clippers center Ivica Zubac in foul trouble and, in George's mind, were given an edge by the officials. 

"I mean, it was 19 to 11," George said, referring to the disparity in fouls called on each team. "You all figure out what those numbers are. It was 19 to 11."

The 11 fouls against the Sixers were a season-low for a Clippers opponent. The Clippers attempted 13 free throws - just two in the first half - making nine.

Joel Embiid was the only player on either team able to successfully draw fouls on a regular basis. He used advantages in size and strength effectively and took as many free throws as the entire Clippers team.

Embiid also was involved in a fourth-quarter shoving exchange with Marcus Morris that resulted in both players receiving technical fouls.

Morris didn't want to start any further trouble after the game.

"I mean, we're both physical guys," he told reporters. "It was cool, man. Just like wrapping arms and stuff like that. I ain't gonna say nothing 'cause they like to fine me, so I'm gonna keep my mouth shut."

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