damn right they were. and the refs did finally get it in line, to their credit. Chandler was out of control - this was his third straight offensive foul - and this call calmed him down. if "players just playing" is a 7-1 center leaning into a blindside hit with elbows and forearms into the upper back/neck area of a defenseless player, then i don't know what fucking sport you think this is. i already gave the benefit of the doubt by saying it was an offensive foul but not a flagrant one. if flopping ruins the game, then it's already ruined - every single "superstar" in the NBA flops with the possible exception of Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant. yeah, it looks stupid, and we'll make fun of them for doing it, but it's become part of the game because it gets rewarded.