NBA Says Refs Blew Call Late in Game 1 of Blazers-Rockets Series (VIDEO)

by April 22, 2014

The League admitted that Dwight Howard was incorrectly whistled for a foul late in overtime of the Portland Trail Blazers’ dramatic 122-120 OT win against the Houston Rockets. From the press release:

Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement Monday regarding a play late in the fourth quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 122-120 win over the Houston Rockets on April 20, at Toyota Center.

“After video review by the league office, we have determined that the officials were incorrect in assessing a foul to the Rockets’ Dwight Howard with 10.8 seconds remaining in overtime. The foul should have been called on the Blazers’ Joel Freeland and Howard should have been awarded two free throws.”