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DeQuan Jones tweets about officiating in Magic's loss to Heat

The Magic rookie tweeted a remark about the officiating in Orlando's one-point loss to Miami on Wednesday.

DeQuan Jones
DeQuan Jones
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The Orlando Magic lost to the Miami Heat on Wednesday, 97-96, on LeBron James' driving, left-handed layup with 3.2 seconds to play. Orlando, which trailed by as many as 20 points in the second half, led by as many as five points in the fourth quarter before falling just before the horn.

The game wasn't without controversy. Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris, and Nikola Vucevic all fouled out for Orlando, and the final foul call on Harris was dubious at best; more on that whistle below.

A little more than an hour after the game, Magic forward DeQuan Jones sent a simple tweet which read, "No ski mask. No gun..." The message is most likely a reference to the officials for robbing the Magic, who shot 19 fewer free throws than Miami.

Jones defended James on the reigning MVP's game-winning drive to the basket. He at least managed to force James left.

In the most crucial call of the night, Harris sank a basket which would have put the Magic up five points with 52 seconds to play, but the referees ruled that the second-year forward charged into Miami's Shane Battier on the play. Replays indicated that Battier may have slid underneath Harris as Harris was already in the air.

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