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The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Sunday’s home matchup with the Spurs, 110-94, and LeBron James was noticeably frustrated with the game’s officiating.
James took just four free-throw attempts in the loss. After the game, he sounded off about the free-throw disparity, saying that the league is protecting shooters more than drivers.
“Where at a point now where we protect the shooter more than the driver. There’s no reason I should be going to the line four times in a game when I drive a hundred times in the paint. I’m getting hit and slapped and grabbed … But we protect the shooter. That’s what it’s turned into. Chicks dig the long ball. That’s what it’s about.”
The Spurs had 32 attempts from the free-throw line to the Cavs’ 14. But it’s important to point out that the Cavaliers took 34 shots from 3-point range. Those aren’t shots that are going to result into trips to the line.