Posted January 12, 2014

Refs missed call at the end of the Pelicans-Mavericks game

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Austin Rivers should have been awarded three foul shots at the end of Saturdays game,according to the NBA. (Danny Bollinger/National Basketball)

Austin Rivers should have been awarded three foul shots at the end of Saturdays game,according to the NBA. (Danny Bollinger/National Basketball)

The NBA says that referees should have called a shooting foul on Monta Ellis in the final seconds of the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

The missed call came as the Pelicans’ Austin Rivers tried to shoot a three-point shot to send the game to overtime. League President of Basketball Operations, Rod Thorn released a statement on Sunday to clarify the proper ruling.

“After reviewing postgame video, we have determined a foul should have been called on Dallas’ Monta Ellis for illegal contact on the arms of New Orleans’ Austin Rivers while Rivers was attempting a three-point field goal. Rivers should have been awarded three free throws with 0.6 left on the clock.”

Video of the foul can be seen here.

This marks the second time in the last two weeks in which the league has conceded a missed call in the Mavericks favor, after a Shawn Marion foul on Kevin Love was missed at the end of a December 30th game.


3 comments
edison454.jk
edison454.jk

This why I've given up watching NBA games.  The refs have no balls.  Apparently the league gives a list of players who get calls to the refs (Lebron, Kobe, Durant, etc.).  The rest of the players are left wondering if the rules actually apply to everyone.  


This no call by the refs is amazing.  I played ball at the collegiate level, my sons used to play ball too.

They ask aren't the rules  fair for everyone, I tell them fairness only applies if you're a star. Everyone else is thought of as just not worthy of being fair.  


Now they play other sports because they don't think basketball is real.  They think it's just pro wrestling, where the outcome is almost predetermined.  It's not even entertaining to watch, let alone play.  Thanks, NBA


NBA = Nobody But All-Stars






MikelArtist
MikelArtist

if the official got mistakes... 10 games suspensions and 20,000 $ penalty..

horstradoomus1
horstradoomus1

At least the Kevin Love call was questionable until you saw the replay. This non-call was just disgustingly gutless. One of the worst I've ever seen.