Video: Suns get away with Goaltend on Game-tying shot

Published: January 31, 2011

Yeah – it wasn’t a block.  It was a goaltend.  Call it what it is.


  1. Stefan

    January 31, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Our owner David Stern has the power to fix this… but he won’t.

    Ownership fail.

    • QueenBee

      January 31, 2011 at 12:49 am

      “Ownership fail.”


      • AgentZiko

        January 31, 2011 at 10:27 am


  2. Bug Marley

    January 31, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I don’t know if there’s a ground to protest this but some protests which have been granted were due to the fact that the error committed by the officials affected the outcome of the game.

    Says so right here:

    But then again, I wouldn’t mind if this loss stays as a loss.

    Hope Mek’s gonna be back next game.

    • Mark

      January 31, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      The likely result would just be us protesting to the league and them issuing an apology or saying the refs have a tough job (which they do).

  3. NOEngineer

    January 31, 2011 at 3:36 am

    As David West would say:

    AND ONE!

  4. Gec

    January 31, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Was MM saying in the podcast that he wants Marcus to watch Westbrook to improve?
    What?! That’s the last thing i hope is going to happen.. 85% of Russell Westbrook offense is just his unbeliavable legs, speed and elevation. Did you see the game against the Heat last night? In the fourth the Heat put Wade on him and Dwayne just waited for him 5 feet away in a Kobe-on-Rondo-Like defense that showed how limited of a player he is if he hasn’t a clear speed, jump and power advantage.
    I hope Thornton isn’t going to learn anything from a player like Russell Westbrook who can’t figure out how not to be a BAD player in those situations

    • Michael McNamara

      January 31, 2011 at 7:16 am

      I’m not saying I want him to steal Westbrook’s entire game and lose his- I am just saying that if he adds Westbrook’s newly improved midrange game, then he could be unstoppable. Westbrook will never have Thornton’s consistent range.

      Westbrook is nasty athletic, but he has also learned to control himself- and if Marcus can add the ability to stop on a dime to avoid charges and add a short floater/runner- the guy could be an elite scorer.

  5. F******

    January 31, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Cannot believe the refs missed this call and weren’t allowed to review the play……….The refs are reviewing all types of scenes all year long, especially during the final minutes.

  6. Brazilian Hornet

    January 31, 2011 at 8:22 am


    Ready … I want to see someone fine me now …


    • AgentZiko

      January 31, 2011 at 10:29 am


      They’re definitely as much of a holes as some judges are.

      • Brazilian Hornet

        January 31, 2011 at 10:51 am

        For me it’s all the same shit …

        judge, referee … are poor

      • JCS

        January 31, 2011 at 12:57 pm

        @Brazilian Hornet
        A lot of my church friends are from Brazil. Santa Catarina. Rio. Recife. What part of Brazil are you from and are there any ballers your way that are worth scouting for the Hornets squad?

  7. 42

    January 31, 2011 at 8:58 am

    There were a good deal of errors we made during the game. For it to get that close says something about our team and its weaknesses.


    Be well Emeka.

    My guess: knee tendon. MCL, to be specific.

    • thechosenuno

      January 31, 2011 at 10:42 am

      It seemed to be his hip, not his knee, right?

      • 42

        January 31, 2011 at 11:32 am

        I don’t know. Just a guess. I know what ‘they’ were saying, but I’m going off what I saw at the moment. I didn’t see post-injury gait or anything.

      • QueenBee

        January 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm

        No 42. He was reaching for his side/waist area.

      • QueenBee

        January 31, 2011 at 1:25 pm

        thechosenuno, yeah, he was grabbing right around the top of the hip area. I thought something happened with his side or something but the hip makes sense too.

  8. rmorales07

    January 31, 2011 at 9:04 am

    since LA and OKC lost yesterday this was a key game to win to gain up positions in the west. im sure refs could have reviewed a goltending shot.. im so pissed off..

    hope we get a rebond tomorrow.. wizards havent win away this season

    • rmorales07

      January 31, 2011 at 9:05 am


  9. AgentZiko

    January 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Sooo frustrating watching this in slow mo.

    Just not happy bout this game very much at all. Even if Mek went down, we should still have won.

  10. bgalella

    January 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

    It’s hard to accept a loss like that, but New Orleans should have never been in a position where it had to scramble to comeback like that.

    • QueenBee

      January 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      People need to stop saying that. It happens. When the GS Warriors came back and beat the Hornets I guess their fans were saying the Warriors shouldn’t have been in that position in the first place. Happens all over the league. Why are the Hornets supposed to be different? They’re not a team that’s good enough to be considered above and beyond.

      And if the refs are thinking what some people like you are thinking, that the Hornets shouldn’t have been in this situation anyway, and didn’t make the right call because of it, then their asses need to be fired or reprimanded in some type of way. They shouldn’t have been in that position? All teams get in that ‘position’. Hornets are no different.

      • Mark

        January 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm

        I think b means that a game isn’t won on the last shot more so than the entire 48 minutes. If we had made just one more arbitrary shot in the previous 47 minutes, the score may have been tied and the game completely different.

  11. Monty'sDoghouse

    January 31, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Losing Mek was a big deal. For those of you saying it shouldn’t have gotten this far, why did you think that without our only center, we were head and shoulders above the Suns?

    Also, if this was another NBA team, it would be ALL OVER the national media right now and people would be crying like little ******* all over the place. But since it’s the Hornets and everyone wants CP3 and the team to leave New Orleans, we get told it’s a block. LMAO. QueenBee’s WWE comments were fairly funny. How is it that we get called out for officiating and get screwed the very next day.

    Also, David Aldridge little b**** a** can burn in Hades. He probably just earned us even more terrible officiating throughout the 2010-2011 season with his idiotic comments.

    • 42

      January 31, 2011 at 11:39 am

      The Association owning the team means all 29 other ownership groups own this team as well. There is no 30th party that has motivation to ‘screw’ any particular group, collection of groups, or all groups.

      It’s a bad analysis that led to that ‘concern’ of his, plain and simple.

      I know he’s very intelligent and morally upright, so I can only assume he was tricked into writing such things . . . maybe by me . . .

      • Monty'sDoghouse

        January 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm

        No, the NBA is paranoid with it’s public imagery and with Phil Jackson and David Aldridge spewing their respective mouths, they don’t want a conspiracy that comes even close to making it seem like the NBA is favoring their own team. The NBA bears the brunt of the public blame when it comes to professional sports. The NBA is ghetto. The NFL is not. Etc. They will not let any conspiracy come to life concerning the Hornets.

        To be fair, that Frye foul on CP3 where he did get those 3 FT’s was complete garbage in hindsight. It’s probably why we didn’t get the goaltend call. That would have made 3 questionable calls in the last 20 seconds that went the Hornets way, even though 2 were not questionable at all.

      • QueenBee

        January 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm

        So you think Marc Cuban would give the Hornets Tyson Chandler since he wouldn’t want to screw us? Or do you think the Pacers would help us get Danny Granger? H*ll no. Those teams don’t give a you know what about the New Orleans Hornets.

        Bottom line is David Aldridge needs to shut his stinkin a** mouth.

      • 42

        January 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

        I don’t think the ownership situation has affected, is affecting, or will affect teams’ relations with the Hornets.

        They won’t try to screw us or help us more or less than any other team.

        May I be wrong? Yes. But what is the incentive, for instance, to not do trade X with us when we can offer more than team A offering trade Y. I just can’t think of one.

    • QueenBee

      January 31, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      You’re damned right it would be all over if this happened to the Lakers, Heat, Boston or even San Antonio.

      David Aldridge doesn’t even want the Hornets in NOLA so you know he doesn’t give a damn what he puts out there. Anyone who doesn’t think what he said hasn’t gotten to the officials and Stern by now are crazy.

  12. JaeAmazin

    January 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Seriously people..Every team is in the NBA..You don’t go in or come out of a game saying we should or shouldve smashed..Everbody gets paid..Even the refs..And it was their fucking job to call a goaltending when it happened..I think after a hornet complaint This game will be played over starting from however many seconds was left when grant committed the goaltend..And then OT..Barring a one shot miracle

  13. Mark

    January 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Obviously the refs swallow their whistles for the final stretch, but I guess a Jason Smith goaltending and a Grant Hill block are one in the same.

  14. MaxJD_Nola2NYC

    January 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    WOW i know this thread is old but im still heated watching this replay in slow mo… crazy!! We better whoop the wizards but knowing us McGee will have a career night and Wall will score 30pts and 13 assists, for some reason the bad teams are playing really well against us, but we win against the good teams!! Damn

  15. MaxJD_Nola2NYC

    January 31, 2011 at 11:08 pm


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