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NBA says there were three missed calls in final two minutes of Warriors-Rockets Game 1


© Kyle Terada | 2019 Apr 28


The NBA released the much anticipated two-minute report from Sunday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinal, and the results won’t likely make Rockets fans very happy.

The league determined that there were three missed calls in the final two minutes, all of which would’ve favored the Rockets. James Harden’s potential game-tying 3-pointer, that had many clamoring for a foul on Draymond Green, was a correct no-call according to the league.

“Harden (HOU) draws Green (GSW) into the air during his shot attempt,” the report states. “Green jumps in front of Harden and would have missed him if Harden hadn’t extended his legs.”

Regarding the calls the officials did miss: The first came with just over a minute left, when Curry should’ve been called for a foul after contacting Harden, causing the Rockets star to go out of bounds. The call would’ve fouled Curry out of the game. Instead Curry remained in, and hit the game’s most important shot 30 seconds later.

Moments later, the league says they should’ve called Klay Thompson for a travel.

The final missed call took place with five seconds left, when Curry fouled Eric Gordon, leading to a Rockets turnover. Chris Paul was ejected immediately after this play for arguing the call and receiving a second technical.

The Rockets have been complaining about how officials have treated the Warriors for years, and Monday’s report will likely exacerbate things.

 

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