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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 1:33 pm  |  25 responses

NBA Admits Blown Call in Hawks-Celtics Game 6


With the Hawks down 81-79 with 3.1 seconds left, Al Horford was fouled by Marquis Daniels prior to the inbound pass. Officials ruled that the foul came after the ball was released, which resulted in another throw-in. The NBA admitted the refs made a mistake, and the Hawks should have received a free throw and the ball. Unfortunately, there is no recourse for Atlanta who suffered a season-ending loss on Thursday. Check out the play in question:

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  • Heals

    Well that makes everything okay then, awesome…

  • http://youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    Story of the Hawks’ existence.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Would’ve been better if they didn’t even admit it wtf I feel bad for Hawks fans.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    do over?

  • BostonBaller

    I was baffled that Daniels was in there anyway. He scares me and is too timid. How do you let the man you are guarding get behind you in that situation? What was Doc thinking?

  • Jerome

    Smoove had a dunk if the whistle didn’t happen.

  • http://eveyn.gatlin@yahoo.com MsEvelyn

    The NBA is set up for certin teams to win in my book there no way the Hawks should have gotten a free and then the ball,Lakers,Celtics,Spurs,Heat and to some extent the Bulls are teams who will always get the calls from the Refs.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    ^If that were the case CJ Watson would have been shooting free throws after that half court heave. Gtfoh

  • ClydeSays

    Bad foul by Daniels in amy case. He was mauling Horford.

  • bobbyD

    Could’ve have been the difference. At least the refs owned up to the blown call, but it’s still no consolation to the Hawk’s and their fans. What happens to the team now? Do management blow the team up?

  • https://twitter.com/#!/D12FSU D12FSU

    INSTANT REPLAY! why can’t we embrace technology

  • vtrobot

    I’m a C’s fan, but that really pissses me off. Of course he fouled him before the inbounds pass was made. It was really obvious. Baffling.

  • vtrobot

    MsEvelyn speaks the truth. Completely shady.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    …this post season has yet another asterisk….

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Sigh. C’mon NBA, get your sh*t together, your sinister intentions shouldn’t be this obvious. Yeah, I accept the insane bias given to players/teams but at least do me the courtesy of hiding it a bit better. Don’t you owe us that?

  • Heals

    Wow so in addition to the FT ya’ll are also giving Atl a made basket (did you see their shot selection and Horford miss his FT) and a stop at the other end. Asterisk my a$$, Evelyn’s also rocking a tin foil hat and playing rock records backwards…

  • Heals

    Suspending Rajon when the C’s were down 0-1 also part of Evie’s conspiracy. Don’t confuse incompetence with intentions…

  • Justin

    @ T-Ray – well, you are an idiot. The NBA is the worst reffed sport BY FAR and the most rigged. It is a complete embarrassment and everyone knows it. Over half the teams will never have a shot at a title. Never.

  • Brian

    I think it is a good thing when the NBA admits these things. It will not change anything, but it does allow the L to maintain some credibility.
    It was much worse to me when the NBA would refuse to acknowledge that anything bad or suspect had happened as was the case in the 00′s.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Justin I appreciate the name call you obviously want my attention cuz I wasn’t talking to you.

  • Justin

    I do T-Ray I want your attention so bad. And now that I have it, can you learn to spell correctly? You appear highly uneducated, and I’m not talking about the fact that you call yourself, “T-Ray”. I mean…T-Ray??

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    you obviously do Justin considering I wasn’t talking to you earlier and you felt the need to call me an idiot for whatever reason. And I’m uneducated because of why might I ask? What evidence do you have to state that claim? So instead of attempting to make fun of my intellect and my name why don’t you try and explain what your reasoning is for disagreeing with me. What evidence do you have that shows the NBA is rigged besides the Donahue case?

  • Nashty

    This is sucks! It so unfair for the HAWKS.

  • Andy

    Oh too bad, real life isn’t fair too

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance

    I’m a KG fan and was rooting for the C’s, but this was dissapointing to watch. The refs clearly knew that the foul occured before the ball was inbounded, but they didn’t want to “decide” the game on that kind of call. But they HAD to call it because Daniels was clearly fouling Horford. So they decided that it occured while the ball was being passed in. Shameful really. The admission does absolutely nothing.

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