The Oklahoma City Thunder were robbed in their 97-95 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo went base line and apparently stepped out with no call by lead official Derrick Stafford.

An old fashion Russell Westbrook three with 4.6 seconds left put the Thunder equal with the Milwaukee Bucks for the first time all game long. However, Antetokounmpo’s dunk gave them the slight advantage that should’ve never happened.

“Obviously, he stepped out of bounds,” Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said. “Everybody knows that. I did not get a chance to personally see the replay. I was trying to ask for a review.”

Officials said since there was no call, there was no ability to review the play. Had the officials said Antetokounmpo stepped out, only then could they review the play.

When asked, Stafford said this to the pool reporter:

“In any reviewable matter, there has to be a whistle called on the floor. There was no whistle blown for the play, so we couldn’t review it.”

Here’s how Paul George and other people around the NBA reacted to the bad call:


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