- NBA: 2 incorrect non-calls at end of Spurs-Thunder Game five
The NBA mentioned in its Final Two Minute Report posted Wednesday that San Antonio was around the incorrect end of two incorrect non-calls down the stretch of Wednesday's Spurs-Thunder game, which Oklahoma City won 95-91 for a 3-2 series lead.
The league acknowledged that San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, attempting to intentionally foul Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook using the Spurs trailing by 1, really should have been whistled for the foul with 8.7 seconds remaining.
The play in query began when Westbrook received an inbounds pass from Dion Waiters with 9.three seconds left and was quickly spun around by Leonard. No foul was called, and Westbrook ended up sealing the victory using a three-point play with six.3 seconds remaining, scoring on a layup when being fouled by LaMarcus Aldridge.
Leonard mentioned following the game he "definitely fouled" Westbrook on the initial attempt, but Westbrook continued turning the corner and attacking the rim.
The league also determined that another incorrect call came with 54.7 seconds to go. The Spurs' Danny Green was named for any defensive foul when he fell into Kevin Durant's legs right after appearing to become tripped by Steven Adams on an attempted screen. The NBA, in its Last two Minute report, says the foul was incorrectly referred to as simply because Adams extended "his leg into Green's path, causing him to trip and fall into Durant."