The NBA said Sunday that Nets center Jarrett Allen was fouled in the final seconds of Saturday’s Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers in Brooklyn.
According to the league’s Last Two Minute Report, Sixers forward Tobias Harris grabbed Allen, preventing him from rolling from his screen and releasing to the basket sooner.
In L2M report, NBA agrees w/Nets coach Kenny Atkinson: Tobias Harris should have been called for foul for wrapping Jarrett Allen on Nets’ final possession, restricting his freedom of movement.
(L2M also notes refs missed Dinwiddie carrying the ball with 1:45 left.) pic.twitter.com/phUlhwRpdE
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) April 21, 2019
If Harris hadn’t grabbed Allen, he might’ve had enough time to dunk the ball and tie the game.
Instead, the extra second allowed him to be corralled by three defenders, and he eventually turned the ball over, preventing the Nets from attempting a potential game-tying or winningn shot ithe final seconds.
Sean Marks may have had different beef, but Kenny Atkinson was right to have an issue w/ Tobias Harris getting away w/ a “wrap” foul on Jarrett Allen’s roll to the basket before his game-deciding turnover. pic.twitter.com/m0gW597J3d
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) April 21, 2019
“So the big point of emphasis this year was the wrapping, wrapping the player when he rolls to the rim,”
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said after Saturday’s game.
“Judge for yourself if you watch the clip, but there was a clear wrap by Tobias Harris on the roll.”I am just disappointed. That was a point of emphasis on day one at the coaches’ meetings — that they were going to emphasize that at the beginning of the game, the end of the game and all season. So how that all of a sudden doesn’t become a foul on the wrap, I don’t understand that.”
There was one other missed call, as the league said Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie should’ve been called for a carry with 1:45 remaining.
Refs are going to miss calls. Refereeing isn’t an exact science.
As long as humans are making the calls, you’re never going to get a perfect game.
Brooklyn and Philadelphia resume their series Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where the Sixers will try to close out the series.
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