The NBA In-Season Tournament got started on Friday night around the NBA, and one of the most entertaining games of the evening happened in Oklahoma City between the Warriors and Thunder. But the game didn’t end without some kind of controversy, but the league has stepped in and said that the referees made the correct call in the congested final moments of the game.
NBA Says Correct Call Was Made In Wild Warriors/Thunder Finish
In order for contact with the rim to constitute offensive basket interference when the ball is not in the net, it must (a) occur while the ball is sitting or rolling on the rim and using the rim as its lower base, (b) cause the ball to take an unnatural bounce, or (c) move the… https://t.co/Gt9tdQhrIG
— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) November 4, 2023
The two teams went back and forth all night in a high-scoring affair, which featured a raucous crowd that has a history with Warriors forward Draymond Green. The 4th quarter began with the teams tied at 106, and things got even more interesting in the final seconds of the game.
With the score tied at 139, Steph Curry drove into the lane and scooped up an underhand layup that floated over the outstretched arms of Chet Holmgren, which bounced on the rim in suspense. Before dropping in the hoop, Green put his hands near the ball in an apparent attempt to tip it in to the basket.
The referees called basket interference, and it appeared as though the game was headed into overtime. But the call was overturned when the replay appeared to show Green touching the rim as opposed to the ball, and Golden State was awarded the basket, and the victory.
Green Touched The Rim, But Not The Ball
Draymond was called for a goaltend on Steph’s potential game-winner 😳
It was overturned after review. pic.twitter.com/QSALmjsei7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 4, 2023
There were questions on social media and in the post game shows about whether the correct call was made, but the…
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Author : Anthony R. Cardenas
Publish date : 2023-11-04 23:00:25
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