It wasn’t the reason San Antonio lost the game; heck you could even make a very good argument that had the refs done a better job (particularly, on Derek Fisher’s last shot attempt), that situation would have never even materialized.
“With the benefit of instant replay, it appears a foul should have been called,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.
That’s now twice in this postseason that the NBA has been forced to admit that its referees made a crucial mistake – the first being on Chauncey Billups’s controversial buzzer-beating three in Game Two of the Orlando series.
Gentlemen, can we expand the use of instant replay already? Because this is getting embarrassing.