Commentary

Hollinger's Gems: April 28, 2009

Heat having problems scoring, Odom stepping up for Lakers and bad news for Portland

Updated: April 28, 2009, 2:33 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

1. OK, people, the whining about the refs is officially getting ridiculous. Maybe I could handle Celtics coach Doc Rivers complaining about illegal-screen calls against Kendrick Perkins and questioning why they aren't fouls when Brad Miller does it, even though Perkins has been called for illegal screens since the day he entered the league.

Maybe I could even handle Blazers coach Nate McMillan saying Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla are getting called for touch fouls on Yao Ming and wanting to know why Brandon Roy isn't getting the same calls, even though Oden had the highest foul rate in the league and Roy attempted 13 free throws in Game 4.