NBA Power Outage:
The game on the line
The Clippers have gotten to the free throw line 195 more times than their opponents, but it hasn't helped them in the standings.
Updated: January 22, 2003, 1:00 PM ETBy By Terry Brown
Ladies and gentlemen, Earl Strom has left the building. 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 second overtime. "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 referees."