November 28, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has denied a protest filed by the Sacramento Kings after a last-second loss to the Memphis Grizzlies two weeks ago.

The Kings contested that Courtney Lee's game-winning shot that gave the Grizzlies a 111-110 victory on Nov. 13 should not have counted because it came after time expired. But the league said in a statement Friday that Commissioner Adam Silver determined the officials' call was correct ''and not a misapplication of the playing rules.''

''Sacramento's protest therefore did not justify the extraordinary remedy of overturning the game's result,'' the statement said.

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