According to the NBA’s Last Two Minute report that was released on Friday afternoon, there was no missed or incorrect calls in late stages between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Denver Nuggets.
There was a little controversy among people watching the game, when Nikola Jokic shuffled his feet when inbounding the ball to Gary Harris for the game-winning shot. The league noted in the report, though, that Jokic did indeed shuffle his feet but did not leave the designated throw-in spot which is perfectly legal.
Another questionable non-call was when Denver’s Wilson Chandler and Jerami Grant got tangled up and both fell to the ground right before the game-winning shot by Harris went in. Some Thunder fans were looking for an offensive foul call on Wilson but no whistle came. The report cited the contact as incidental, and a correct no-call.
Finally, the NBA’s report notes that Jokic releases the ball on the throw-in after 5.1 seconds. However, this isn’t noted as correct or incorrect, because it had to be detected by a stopwatch. This makes it impossible to blame a mistake on the referees.
All in all, the league’s officials made all the correct calls late in the game, which is nice to see that this great game was ultimately decided by nothing but the players on the floor.
You can find all the information and other calls from the Last Two Minute report here.
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