Ladies and gentlemen, Earl Strom has left the
On Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, NBA referees Bernie
Fryer, Gary Zielinski and Tony Brothers ruled that No.
32 of the Utah Jazz did not foul No. 5 of the New
Jersey Nets on a last-second three-point attempt that
would have tied the game at 106 and sent it into a
"If [No. 32] or [No. 12] were shooting that it would
have been a foul. I've been here too long and I've
seen that happen," said No. 5, who finished with 33
points. "It was more or less a physical game. That's
what hurts. Two teams that played hard but the
officials wanted to get involved. Just let both teams
play -- let the teams dictate who wins, not the
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