Both George and McMillan told reporters they were unhappy with how many times the Bulls went to the free-throw line and how few times the Pacers ended up there.
“We only shot 10 free throws,” McMillan told reporters. “Paul shot one free throw the entire game [and] played 39 minutes. This is the second game where he’s getting a lot of grabbing, a lot of holding. [Bulls swingman] [Jimmy] Butler shoots 12 free throws tonight. [Opponents] are getting away with a lot of grabbing on Paul. [The referees] got to call the game both ways.”
McMillan walked those comments back a bit ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards.
McMillan said, “You have to play through that contact, run through that contact and attack that aggressive play. I think you put the pressure on the officials to call the foul, but it’s NBA basketball. Guys are physical.”
McMillan on being fined for criticizing NBA refs: "You have to play through the contact. … It's NBA basketball. Guys are physical." pic.twitter.com/lTBnBQ47bt