NBA admits three incorrect calls, but refs were correct in not calling foul on Harden's late three pointer.
The NBA has released the two-minute report from Sunday's Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Game 1, revealing that there were three incorrect calls down the stretch, all of which benefitted Golden State. For instance, the league says Steph Curry should have been whistled for forcing James Harden out of bounds with 1:10 to play, and Klay Thompson should have been called for travelling 20 seconds later.
The NBA's two-minute report also shows that Curry should have been called for a loose-ball foul against Eric Gordon following James Harden's missed three in the final seconds. However, the league determined that officials were correct in not calling a foul against Draymond Green when Harden took the potential game-tying three pointer.
The NBA's two-minute report contains the following breakdown of the three incorrect calls.
After the Houston's 104-100 loss, James Harden and Eric Gordon were critical of the officiating, specifically pertaining to the non-calls on several three-point field goal attempts. Says Harden, "I mean, I just want a fair chance, man." Gordon added, "All I'm going to say is we've been getting [those calls] all year. It should be no different now."
According to The Athletic's Sam Amick, the Rockets believe officials have been favoring the Warriors for years, and the team has actually been "making a date-driven case" to support their claims. We're sure the Game 1 L2M report will be added to their collection of data.
Game 2 between the Rockets and Warriors is scheduled to tipoff on Tuesday night at 10:30pm ET.