The Bucks got screwed. That is all that can really be said. The Bucks need to just move on and forget this game otherwise it could turn into multiple losses.
The Bucks did have their chances with missed free throws, lane violations, sitting Mbah ah Moute(their best defender) while Kobe made the winning shot, so the Bucks were not without blame.
But, the refs fucking sucked!
The latest trend I have seen for a couple of years from stars like Kobe, Wade and Lebron is to run full speed into a defender, throw a shot up, and act like somebody shot you. Kobe did it, and got the call. This seems like a new trend. I remember Jordan getting the benefit of calls but I do not recall anything as bad as some of the recent calls Kobe, Lebron and Wade get.
I do not want to wine about the refs, but that call really pisses me off. Again, there was a large foul discrepency of Lakers makes to Bucks takes, but I can live with that since they are the champs and it is the way it is. But when stars force contact those calls cannot be made. The initiator of contact should not get the calls, ever.
The Bucks need to forget this painful loss. If anything take it as a lesson that in order for them to beat the elite teams they cannot leave anything up to the refs. They need to bury the elite teams when they get the chance and the Bucks did not do that tonight.