NBA playoffs: Rockets GM calls out physical play of Thunder's Steven Adams

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Steven Adams knows exactly the pain Bradley Beal is in.

Watch: Steven Adams kicks Bradley Beal below the belt

Steven Adams knows exactly the pain Bradley Beal is in.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey didn't explicitly criticize officials with a tweet Monday afternoon, but it's clear he wasn't pleased with at least one play that took place in Sunday's Game 4 against the Thunder.

Morey tweeted out a picture taken by Houston Chronicle photographer Brett Coomer that shows what appears to be Steven Adams putting James Harden in a headlock. Obviously still photos don't tell the whole story, but the picture shows what appears should have at least resulted in a foul.

While he didn't say anything negative toward Adams or officials for not calling a personal foul, his use of "interesting" points to displeasure. It's worth noting that Adams was called for only one foul in the 37 minutes he was on the court.

Again, still pictures don't tell you everything. This photo looks bad on the surface, but knowing James Harden's game it could just as easily be him flopping and falling backwards into Adams who happened to catch him.

The photo doesn't make it clear when in the game this happened, so there's no video of the incident.


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