NBA admits Warriors goaltended on critical play vs. Mavericks

NBA admits Warriors goaltended on critical play vs. Mavericks
April 2, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Monta Ellis scored 27 points on 11-of-23 shooting in 43 minutes against the Warriors. (USATSI)

NEW YORK -- Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement today regarding a non-call during overtime of the Golden State Warriors’ 122-120 win over the Dallas Mavericks on April 1, at American Airlines Center:

“Upon review at the league office, we have found that a shot taken by Dallas’ Monta Ellis with 16.0 seconds remaining in overtime was on the way down when initially contacted and ruled a block by Golden State’s Jermaine O’Neal, and should have been ruled a goaltend.

"The exact trajectory of the ball when touched was impossible to ascertain with the naked eye, and the play was not reviewable.”

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Courtesy NBA media services

 

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