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#pounditSaturday, May 18, 2024

Pelicans screwed on missed shot clock violation in loss to Nets

Alvin Gentry

The New Orleans Pelicans were screwed on a missed shot clock violation in their overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.

The game was tied at 93 in the final seconds and the Nets had the ball. Spencer Dinwiddie missed a shot that went off the backboard and did not hit the rim. A shot clock violation should have been called, giving the Pelicans a possession. Instead, nothing was called, and New Orleans scrambled to heave up a shot because the clock kept running.

The game went to overtime tied at 93, and Brooklyn went on to win 108-101.

So why couldn’t the Pelicans get a review? Officials ruled the ball hit the rim and that there wasn’t a shot clock violation.

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry was frustrated at the lack of a review.

New Orleans shot a dismal 34.3 percent on the game and has now slipped to 6-22 on the season. Blown calls like that are not helping their efforts.

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