As with most closely contested games this deep into the NBA playoffs, there were plenty of calls made by the officials in the Indiana Pacers’ Game 4 win over the Miami Heat that could be argued depending on which side of the proverbial fence you happen to be sitting on.
Some others, however, were either objectively incorrect, or allowed to go on without a whistle from the referees.
There seemed to be more of these types of calls than usual in this one, and that may be why the league is reportedly taking a closer look at multiple plays from Game 4 to see exactly what took place.
From Ken Berger of CBSSports.com:
NBA officials are looking at several controversial calls in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals as they sift through the fallout from the Pacers’ 99-92 victory on Tuesday night, league sources told CBSSports.com.
The most obvious missed call was a blown 24-second call against the Pacers by crew chief Joe Crawford with 8:26 left in the third quarter. Replays showed that Roy Hibbert‘s attempt hit the rim, which should’ve resulted in the shot clock resetting. The Pacers were leading 81-72 at the time, and Miami subsequently went on an 11-2 run to tie the game at 83-83.
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