Refs Messed Up Call In Mavs-Pelicans Game

For the second time in two weeks, the NBA office released a statement acknowledging that the opponent should have been awarded potentially tying free throws in the final second of a Mavericks victory.

“After reviewing postgame video, we have determined a foul should have been called on Dallas’ Monta Ellis for illegal contact on the arms of New Orleans’ Austin Rivers while Rivers was attempting a three-point field goal,” NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said in a statement released Sunday, the day after Dallas’ 110-107 win over New Orleans. “Rivers should have been awarded three free throws with 0.6 left on the clock.”

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