Friday , Jan , 16 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Grant Hill: The Refs Blew the Call

"They blew the call," said Hill, who had a season-high 25 points and added eight rebounds. "I got fouled. I got tripped. And I got hit by Nene. The trip was pretty obvious. You’d think one of the officials out there would have the angle. I know not everyone can see the play but there were three seconds left. It was tough, hard-fought game and you put yourself in position to win. I have the ball and got a chance to get to the basket and I get tripped. It’s not like I’m going to just fall.

"I would’ve made at least one free throw."

The Suns missed their first three overtime shots, including two Leandro Barbosa misses in his 1-for-11 shooting performance, and never had a chance at even tying after that. The Suns were within three points in the final minute of overtime when Denver’s Kenyon Martin made a 3-pointer to beat the shot clock with 29.6 seconds to go.