Paul also had some pointed words for referee Scott Foster, who called a technical foul on Paul in the fourth quarter.
Paul, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN:
“Yeah, Scott Foster at his finest,” Paul said. “You know what I mean? He just never fails.
“Some of them, you can [communicate] with. You’ve just gotta figure out who you can and you can’t. I got a tech tonight. I’m over there with [referee Courtney Kirkland] saying, ‘That’s Scott, that’s Scott,’ and I got a tech. That’s history there. He the man. That’s who they pay to see.”
The NBA is very protective of its referees. So, this will probably draw a fine.
But that won’t help the bigger issue: Players feel as if they can’t communicate with officials.