MIAMI (AP) – Kevin Durant of Golden State should have been called up for a halted dribble on the final possession of the Warriors of what their 120-118 victory over the Miami Heat was, said the NBA on Monday in a report stating all phone calls from the last minute were discussed 2 minutes of the game.
Golden State made a few free throws on that possession, the last points of the game.
The competition, in its Last Two Minute Report released after close games, said it reviewed multiple video angles to determine that Durant's dribble was not interrupted by the ball that inadvertently made contact with the foot or the tibia of Heat Defender Justise Winslow and "a stopped dribble should have been called on Durant. & # 39;
The competition also chose not to make Heatcoach Erik Spoelstra good for his postgame comments about the official – who were preceded by Spoelstra who started his remarks with: "Look, NBA, excuse me, I can say this. 39;
Spoelstra also said several times in his postgame news conference that he did not blame referees for the loss.
Durant was defended by Winslow in about 10 seconds in a draw, dribbling when DeMarcus Cousins of Golden State came to strike, the whole game unfolded not far from referee Kevin Cutler. Durant lost control of the ball and Heat assistant coach Chris Quinn – just a few feet from referee Jason Goldenberg – was one of those who immediately lobbied for a foul.
Goldenberg indicated that Durant's dribble was deflected by Winslow, which again shows that this was not the case. The game continued, Durant missed a 3-point try and Cousins got the rebound, was fouled and made two free throws with another 5.4 seconds in what became the final points of the game.
"It's a double dribble, everyone can see it," Spoelstra said after the game. "Those are difficult calls to make, but everyone has seen it, it's there for everyone, that should be a violation and you should not miss those calls, but we had our chances." As I said, it was back and forth. The officials – so let's be clear about it, so I do not get a fine – that's not why we lost. "
Miami still had a chance to win, but Dion Waiters' 3-hand bounced against the edge when time passed. The loss hit Miami, which played in Denver on Monday-evening, from the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Warriors took 26 free throws to the pursuit of Miami, which also irritated Spoelstra.
"You hate 26-8 when our boys are going to do aggressive," he said.
The assessment of the competition included the study of 26 different events that took place in the last 2 minutes, and the competition said the 25 others were all dealt with correctly.
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