Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton went a tirade against NBA Officials after his loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Walton told reporters, per ESPN.com's Ohm Youngmisuk: "Let me start here. ...I wasn't going to say anything. I was going to save my money, but I just can't anymore. It's  points in the paint [by the Lakers] to 50, [and yet] again they outshoot us from the free throw line—38 free throws [to 26 by the Lakers]. Watch the play where I got a technical foul. Watch what happened to LeBron James’ arm. It's the same thing that James Harden and Chris Paul [drew fouls on and] shot 30 free throws on us the night before. ...We are scoring 70 points a night. In the paint."
the foul totals were fairly even, with Los Angeles whistled 29 times and San Antonio 26 times. However, there was a much larger discrepancy when looking at free-throw attempts, as the Spurs held a 38-26 edge. That discrepancy really stands out when realizing, as Walton pointed out, the Lakers outscored the Spurs, 74-50, in the paint.
Walton felt the lack of calls for Josh Hart, who had 20 points (8-of-14 from the floor and zero free-throw attempts) and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes, in particular was extremely glaring on Monday:"Watch how Josh Hart plays this game. He played 40 minutes tonight. All he does is attack the rim. Zero free throws tonight. Zero. So to me, it doesn't matter. I know they're young, I get that. But if we are going to play a certain way, let's not reward people for flopping 30 feet from the hole on plays that have nothing to do with that possession. They're just flopping just to see if they get a foul call. And then not reward players that are physically going to the basket and getting hit. It's not right."
Walton’s most likely to be fined by Commish Silver.’