Summary of the loss of Hapoel Tel Aviv 89:79 to Budochenost in the Eurocup (Sport1)
Danny Avdia continues to complain about the treatment he receives from the judges, but begins to receive criticism for the excessive involvement in it.
Tonight (between Tuesday and Wednesday), in the 117:119 victory over Detroit, another worrying chapter was recorded in Avdia's ongoing affair with the referees: 7 minutes to the end of the game, with a 7 lead for Washington, Jayden Ivey entered the basket and sent an unintentional elbow in Avdia's face, but the move was ignored by the judges.
Avdia was seen reacting angrily to the fact that he was not whistled for an attacking foul, and was then "marked" by the referee, who gave him no less than 3 fouls in the half minute that followed.
6 and a half minutes to the end, after two attacking fouls and another defensive foul, Washington coach Wes Anseld Jr. sent him to the bench.
Avdia did not return to the floor, and finished a lukewarm game with 7 points, only two shots from the field (and not one in the second half) and 5 rebounds.
After the game, college coach Jimmy Patsos visited him on an NBC panel.
"I didn't like those 3 fouls at all. He has to learn from it. In the next game I expect him and the rest of the bench players to carry the team on their backs," said Patsos.
A novel in the sequels.
Abadiah complains (Photo: GettyImages, Duane Burleson)
Blogger Kevin Broom, who covers the Wizards closely, also wrote that "Danny went into a spin after the blow from Ivy" and explained that "it's frustrating that he doesn't whistle his feelings. He needs to grow up in this area."
Podcaster Matt Moderno wrote in response to a fan who asked, "What has Danny done to the fans? He never gets whistled," that "he committed a lot of fouls and complained about them all. Other than that, he did nothing."
Either way, despite the victory achieved thanks to a basket by Daniel Gafford at the buzzer, Washington knows that the ability against Detroit, one of the weakest teams in the league, was problematic to say the least.
"We should have lost. We shouldn't play that fucking bad," Bradley Beal said frankly, and former Wizards player and current commentator Drew Gooden also agreed: "I didn't like this game at all. If you want to make the playoffs, you can't play Like that. You have to decide games against such teams in the second quarter."