NBA Official Issues Statement After Bad Call
There can’t be a playoff series without a little controversy.
With 17 second left, during the 105-104 Oklahoma City Thunder victory over the Los Angeles Clippers a possible series deciding call was made.
After Russel Westbrook stole the ball. The Thunder’s Reggie Jackson came away from the scrum with the ball, drove it at Matt Barnes and had it stripped going up. A call many thought was originally called a foul. After referee Tony Brothers reviewed the call, he ruled the ball went off Matt Barnes and it would remain Thunder’s ball.
The video replay clearly shows the basketball went off Thunder’s Reggie Jackson.
Clipper’s coach Doc Rivers was furious during his post game conference. “Everybody knows it was our ball,” Rivers said. “The bottom line is they thought it was a foul and they made up for it. Let’s take away the replay. We were robbed. It was our ball, whether it was a foul or not.”
After the game head referee Tony Brothers issued this explanation.
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