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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thunder upset over referees missing call on final play

Giannis Antetokounmpo baseline

Several members of the Oklahoma City Thunder were upset after the officiating crew blew a call on the play that gave the Milwaukee Bucks a 97-95 victory against them on Friday night.

With the game tied at 95 in the final seconds, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo drove baseline for the winning basket. However, replay showed that he stepped on the baseline and was out of bounds.

That should have resulted in a turnover with the ball going to OKC.

Referee Derrick Stafford explained after the game why the play wasn’t reviewed so they could have changed the call.

That was no less comforting for the Thunder. Ray Felton, Paul George and Billy Donovan all vented about the missed call after the game.

That’s a really tough break for the Thunder. The game probably would have gone to overtime had the correct call been made.



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