The Milwaukee Bucks officially clinched the NBA’s worst record this season (15-66, as of right now), but that’s not all they were aiming for in Monday night’s 110-100 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Jeff Adrien committed what has to be in the running for Flop of the Year. Why? Because Adrien actually whacks Jonas Valanciunas across the arm — an obvious foul that referee Ed Malloy missed — and then has the audacity to hit the deck after a Valanciunas “elbow” to the face. Clearly, there was no contact with the elbow, but Adrien’s trickeration worked, as Malloy called the offensive foul.
Good job, good effort, all-around this season, Bucks.
Here’s the play from another angle: