NBA Refs Blow Another Blatant, Crucial Call In The Clutch


Replay showed Antetokounmpo stepped on the baseline, but officials didn't see it and the play is not reviewable by league rules.

Thunder players and their coach seemed resigned to their fate.

According to the NBA's guidelines on replays, "Referees can only initiate a review on a called out-of-bounds play (for example, not one where an out-of-bounds might have occurred) and only those involving doubt as to which player caused the ball to go out (not those, for example, where a player stepped on the line)". "We can't do nothing about that at this point, so we might as well forget about it and move on and get ready for. who do we play Sunday?" "I didn't get a chance to personally see the replay; I was trying to ask for a review". They couldn't review it, but that's something they have to deal with and the league has to deal with. OKC's six-game win streak is over.

The Thunder got composed enough for Westbrook to heave a desperation 3-pointer toward the bucket, but it came up short.

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Antetokounmoo was clearly out of bounds as he drove inside for a dunk with one second left but the call was deemed non-reviewable because no whistle was blown. He's averaging better than nine points and seven rebounds per games over the last two months of the season, playing 25-plus minutes a night.

After superstar point guard Russell Westbrook drained a game-tying three-pointer with just 4.7 seconds left in regulation, head coach Jason Kidd and the Bucks immediately called a timeout to advance the ball to the other end of the floor.

"I'm more concerned about the fact that we didn't play well in the first quarter", Donovan said. Giannis is an insanely tough cover for anyone, and he found a way past Huestis, driving baseline and muscling home the go-ahead dunk with less than a second left on the clock.