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Monty Williams and the Suns Were Not Happy With Foul Calls in Loss to Bucks

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The Phoenix Suns dropped a huge game in Footprint Arena tonight losing to the Milwaukee Bucks 116-104. The Suns were dominated in the paint all night long but more importantly, they lost the free throw margin yet again.

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After the game, head coach Monty Williams took time to talk to the media about the free throw opportunities that the Bucks got and the lack of free throws the Suns got and he was not happy, to say the least.

“Booker had 3 free throws and Jrue Holiday is one of the most physical defenders in the game,” Williams said. “Yet he has 3 and Giannis has 24 free throws that’s ridiculous. There’s no other way to put it.  

Williams also alluded to Ayton sitting with 5 free throws and how that hampered their rotation due to the fact that he was getting called for everything once Giannis would fly into the paint full force.

“DA can’t play. When a guy just runs into you the whole game it’s like we’ve dealt with this so many times with this team and credit to him he saw the way the game was being called and he kept doing it. But that’s hard to swallow.”

Devin Booker finished with 30 points but only attempted 3 free throws compared to Giannis’ 24 and he had some thoughts about the way the game was called tonight as well.

“I don’t know what to say, man, it’s tough,” Booker says. One player is shooting more free throws than the whole entire team. You’re right we have seen this movie before.”

Booker also addressed an example of when Torrey Craig got called for a blocking foul and how much that took control of how the game was going to go.

“You have seen that play with Torrey in the first half. I mean he’s the first one there, he has his spot, and he just goes directly right through him and you call a blocking foul… And if he’s going to initiate it all the time it can’t be free-throws every time.”

Devin booker takes Jae Crowder one-on-one to end the 3rd quarter

The Suns are hoping to not let history repeat itself on Thursday when they take on the Orlando Magic back at the Footprint center. Tip-off will be at 7 PM AZ time.

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