Transcript: NBA Referee Ron Garretson Comments to Pool Reporter after Thunder – Trail Blazers Game

Transcript: NBA Referee Ron Garretson Comments to Pool Reporter after Thunder – Trail Blazers Game

March 3, 2018

Pool Reporter Transcript

Crew Chief Ron Garretson

Postgame – OKC at Portland – March 3, 2018

NBA Crew Chief Ron Garretson met with pool reporter Erik Horne (Oklahoman) after the game between the Thunder and Trail Blazers in Portland today. Here is the transcript of that interview:

Q: What determined the common foul call on Jusuf Nurkic’s foul on Steven Adams at 3:53 second quarter?

 

Ron Garretson: “There was illegal contact by Nurkic. The illegal contact caused Adams to go to the ground. It was just a transition, illegal contact, nothing further. That’s why there was a personal foul on Nurkic.”

 

Follow up:

 

Q: What determined that Russell Westbrook warranted a technical foul on the incident after the initial foul call?

 

Garretson: “The technical on Westbrook was for illegal contact towards an opponent during a dead ball.”