The NBA cited two incorrect calls in the final seconds of the Hawks’ 110-108 victory over the Thunder Monday night – both in the final sequence as Russell Westbrook attempted a potential game-winning shot.
After Paul Millsap hit a 10-foot jumper to give the Hawks’ the final margin of victory, a league review cited that both Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore committed fouls against Westbrook, according to the Last Two Minutes report.
With 7.2 seconds remaining, the report stated: “Sefolosha (ATL) makes contact with Westbrook’s (OKC) body that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt.”
Westbrook then missed a 5-footer with 4.9 seconds and a layup with 2.9 seconds remaining. He got his own rebound both times. The Thunder called a timeout following the final rebound.
With 2.3 seconds remaining, the report stated: “Bazemore (ATL) makes contact with Westbrook’s (OKC) arm that affects his jump shot attempt.”
Westbrook missed the 3-point attempt with 1.9 seconds left. Steven Adams got the rebound with .3 seconds left but his dunk came after the final buzzer.
The report also indicated the Kyle Korver maintained legal guarding position and Bazemore had a clean block of Westbrook’s with 4.6 seconds remaining for a correct non-call.
The two incorrect calls for the only items flagged in the league’s review of the final two minutes.
The NBA reviews and issues a report of the final two minutes of all games that are within five points at that mark.
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