Refs missed call at the end of the Pelicans-Mavericks game

Sunday January 12th, 2014

Austin Rivers should have been awarded three foul shots at the end of Saturdays game,according to the NBA. (Danny Bollinger/National Basketball) Austin Rivers should have been awarded three foul shots at the end of Saturdays game,according to the NBA. (Danny Bollinger/National Basketball)

The NBA says that referees should have called a shooting foul on Monta Ellis in the final seconds of the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

The missed call came as the Pelicans' Austin Rivers tried to shoot a three-point shot to send the game to overtime. League President of Basketball Operations, Rod Thorn released a statement on Sunday to clarify the proper ruling.

“After reviewing postgame video, we have determined a foul should have been called on Dallas’ Monta Ellis for illegal contact on the arms of New Orleans’ Austin Rivers while Rivers was attempting a three-point field goal. Rivers should have been awarded three free throws with 0.6 left on the clock.”

Video of the foul can be seen here.

a December 30th game
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