*The NBA has called foul on the referees working Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
The league has admitted that four overtime calls were missed during the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
A standard officiating report for the last two minutes of regulation showed that all of the referees’ decisions in the Cavs’ 95-93 victory were correct.
In overtime, however, the mistakes started immediately as officials should have called Draymond Green for a foul on the opening tip.
With one minute, 37 seconds left in the extra period, the referees decided to let play continue as LeBron James attacked the rim against Andre Iguodala. The league determined the officials should have called traveling on James, who committed a shot-clock violation, OR a shooting foul on Iguodala.
The fourth missed call happened (or didn’t happen) during another jump ball with 45 seconds left. Green once again should’ve been called for a foul – this time for preventing James from leaping for the tip. Instead, Bron Bron ended up catching the ball after tipping it, which resulted in a Golden State possession.
In conclusion, three of the four key calls that officials missed down the stretch went against the Cavaliers. Still, the Cavs were able to eek out the win. Cleveland fans would have been legitimately pissed.
Like this Cleveland weatherman:
The series, tied 1-1, resumes tonight from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.