League to discuss possible fixes to Giannis play
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On the heels of
The Bucks escaped Oklahoma City with a win over the Thunder after a dunk from Giannis Antetokounmpo was allowed, despite replays showing he stepped out of bounds on the baseline before reaching the rim.
Draymond Green said the NBA should do away with its attempt to be transparent with officiating mistakes late in games. “I think it’s very pointless,” he said. “Who does it help?”
“In any reviewable matter, there has to be a whistle called on the floor,” head official Derrick Stafford told a pool reporter following Friday’s game. “There was no whistle blown for the play, so we couldn’t review it.”
With 4.7 seconds left, Russell Westbrook had tied the game on a 3-pointer. The Bucks called timeout and set up a play for Antetokounmpo, who spun on Josh Huestis, stepped on the baseline and finished a dunk over Westbrook with 1.1 seconds to go.
Fans and Thunder players questioned why officials didn’t review the play, especially after replays on the big screen clearly showed Antetokounmpo’s foot touch the baseline. But in order to go to the replay monitor, the official would have needed to make a call on the floor signaling the Bucks star was out of bounds.
The competition committee will look at a number of solutions to such a situation, the spokesman said. If any change is made, it would not be implemented until the 2018-19 season. It is also possible no changes will be made.
On Saturday, the league acknowledged the missed call in its last two minute report but did not address the replay situation.
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Via:: NDTV – Sports