Thunder-Spurs: NBA rules officials missed five calls on final possession of Game 2
As expected, the NBA on Tuesday announced a litany of violations that went uncalled in the final two minutes of Monday night's 98-97 Thunder win at San Antonio, including five on the final possession.
There were seven incorrect no-calls in the final two minutes, according the NBA Officiating Last Two Minute Report.
The final five incorrect no-calls began with 13.5 seconds remaining, when Spurs guard Manu Ginobili stepped over the out of bounds line while defending Thunder inbounds passer Dion Waiters. The NBA announced that Ginobili's infraction should have resulted in a delay of game on the Spurs.
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The league also ruled that Waiters should have been assessed an offensive foul on the night's most controversial play, when he "crosses the (out of bounds) plane during the inbound and makes contact with Ginobili that affects his ability to defend."
Spurs guard Patty Mills and forward Kawhi Leonard also should have been called for personal fouls for grabbing Steven Adams and Russell Westbrook, respectively, and affecting their freedom of movement during the inbounds play.
Thunder forward Serge Ibaka got away with a foul on Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge with 2.6 seconds left. The league announced that the review determined that Ibaka "grabs and holds Aldridge's jersey and affects his shot attempt."