Pool Report on Khris Middleton’s Flagrant Foul Penalty 2 with 5:05 Left in the Fourth Quarter and the foul on Wesley Matthews’ with 8.7 Seconds Left in Overtime of Tonight’s Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets Game
The Pool Report interview was conducted by Brian Mahoney (AP) with Crew Chief John Goble following tonight’s Bucks at Nets Game.
QUESTION: Why was Khris Middleton’s foul ruled a Flagrant 2?
GOBLE: The airborne player was in a vulnerable position and due to the contact, there was a high potential for injury. Therefore, the contact was deemed to be unnecessary and excessive.
QUESTION: Why wasn’t Matthews’ foul on Durant’s 3-point attempt in the corner reviewed to see if it was a flagrant foul?
GOBLE: Milwaukee’s coach challenged the defensive foul and during the coach’s challenge during the review, any unnecessary or unsportsmanlike acts can be ruled via the review.
QUESTION: So, it was reviewed then.
GOBLE: During the review during the coach’s challenge, any necessary or unsportsmanlike acts can be reviewed.